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Sustaining university arts can give us the antidote to our toxic political culture

BOEHM, Carola (2019) Sustaining university arts can give us the antidote to our toxic political culture. WONKHE, WONKHE - the home of higher education policy.

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While writing a foreword to a book to be published next year, all about the joyful topic of arts and academia, I am constantly astounded how our basic expectations of human civility in our daily Brexit-y lives are under threat. Between our ability to be funny about the politics of the day and our seemingly biased media, we have become numbed to the routine of a disdainful pragmatism used by our political leaders, where anything – even referendum interference – is an acceptable means to an end (see The Guardian’s investigation around the Cambridge Analytica scandal). Between the current ongoing fear-inducing posturing of our UK’s current government’s attempt to get Brexit over the line and the rather suppressed and depressing outflow of news from burning rainforests and melting artic glaciers, I ask myself what is in my toolbox that can cut through this quagmire.

This article is asking the question of why we need University-housed Art Schools in our Brexit-y times.

Item Type: Other
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Humanities and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Carola BOEHM
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 12:35
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:57
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