Can Art Save Us?
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By Paula Moore. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
I’m raising the first national and international conversation to explore courage and curiosity and why it makes a big difference to our mental, societal and democratic health. I am grateful to share my reviews below. I talk to award-winning, diverse, national and international artists about the role of courage and curiosity in their lives. What do these qualities really mean and how do they flourish in a landscape of deep arts cuts and a digital world where algorithms control our choices and can push dis-information? Do we need to re-learn and practice what courage and curiosity are? Could this help change the global epidemic of mental illness, loneliness, the polarization of our communities and global conflict? My dedicated website including episode transcriptions and visuals is www.canartsaveus.com live link below. Be curious! Listen to what you may not normally listen to! Discover hip-hop poetry, Islamic architecture building peace , tap dance in protest, surrealism and WWII front line photography, life as a drag King, the Queen of the Qanun, war displacement and Syrian music, the Art School for the Homeless, the 1970s West Indian Front Room, inclusive theatre and wheelchair acrobatics, British-Pakistani, Black-British, Jewish, Irish and neuro-divergent spoken word artists, giant talking ceramics, an end of life film collage, the music industry and discrimination, graffiti art and Muslim faith - the trail of courage from Brighton to Sunderland and beyond.… continue reading