Artistic Methodologies for Social Justice Symposium

1st Jun 2018, 12:00pm - 4:15pm

Creative Edge

The arts can provide effective ways of working with marginalised communities to produce knowledge about their lives and to communicate this knowledge to a wider audience. There is a growing interest in the ways that visual arts, poetry, drama and music can be employed to highlight social inequalities and to provide solutions to them.

Hosted by the University’s cross-disciplinary research and institute I4P this symposium brings together a number of academics, practitioners and artists to discuss the work that they are involved in. Dr Victoria Foster, Associate Director of I4P and Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Edge Hill University, will lead a series of brief presentations of this work, which will be followed by a hands-on creative activity facilitated by an artist. This will enable attendees to share and explore their ideas surrounding the power of the arts to effect positive social change.

For more information please contact Dr Victoria Foster at


  • 12.00pm – Registration
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.00pm – Introduction
  • 1.15pm – Presentations
  • 2.30pm – Break
  • 2.45pm – Arts Activity
  • 4.15pm – Feedback and Close


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