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Poster Presentation
September 2010

'Art, Activism, Enterprise'

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2010, ''Art, Activism, Enterprise'', Exhibited at: International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2010, Enterprise Educators UK and the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. , Cardiff University. 2010., UK, From 01/09/2010 To 03/09/2010.

Abstract

 

“We publicly declare that education divorced from life and politics is lies and hypocrisy” (V. I. Lenin, 1918). 
Enterprise Education can be a medium of artistic creation within which shared identities are recognisable because of common experiences.  In our practice we are constructing a means of expanding on artistic considerations connected to form and aesthetics in social landscape representation to inform collective action; echoing notions of social constructivist education but also requiring all active participants to recognise a shared concept or value. The challenge is how to harness or even step outside the mechanisms which interpellate and regulate a community’s representations, recognisable identities and values, in order to achieve alternative emancipatory forms of social enterprise, educational process and political action.
“Guns to Goods” (“Gunpowder Production”), is an evolving social enterprise theme that mitigates gun crime. Through engaging young people in a new social enterprise, we are actively reducing gun metal, grinding or smelting, into a raw material for fabricating new products and materials for commercial use; the basic idea is to create concepts for ideology focused commodities to be manufactured from the gun metal of confiscated weapons; thereby giving a voice and a role to young people within a wider, community driven, gun crime reduction and social cohesion programme.

Publication Details

Exhibited At
International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2010, Enterprise Educators UK and the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. , Cardiff University. 2010., UK

Dates
From 01/09/2010 to 03/09/2010.