Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Anti-homeless spikes are ‘orrible. So we done summat about them.

As far as my friends and I were concerned, this was a test bed. http://betterthanspikes.tumblr.com/ Didn’t expect all this to happen….. London Live http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable ITV London [awaiting clip] BBC Radio [awaiting clip] Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/london-artists-protest-anti-homeless-spikes-by-turning-them-into-a-bed-5302388/ Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/space-not-spikes-campaigners-launch-6089905 Little Atoms [had it first]: http://www.littleatoms.com/art-design-society/best-way-fighting-back-against-londons-anti-homeless-spikes Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html Independent (interview) http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/space-not-spikes-protest-artist-says-hostile-architecture-is-antihuman-10409673.html Guardian Cities http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly Guardian Comment is Free [over 25k […]

Friday, February 13th, 2015

artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel

Artists announce cultural boycott of Israel: Khalid Abdalla, Riz Ahmed, Peter Ahrends, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Will Alsop, Richard Ashcroft, John Berger, Bidisha, Nicholas Blincoe, Leah Borrromeo, Haim Bresheeth, Victoria Brittain, Niall Buggy, Tam Dean Burn, Jonathan Burrows, David Calder, Anna Carteret, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Ian Christie, Caryl Churchill, Sacha Craddock, Liam Cunningham, Selma Dabbagh, Colin Darke, April De Angelis, Andy de la Tour, Ivor Dembina, Shane Dempsey, Elaine Di Campo, Patrick Driver, Earl Okin, Sally El Hosaini, Brian Eno, Gareth Evans, Annie Firbank, James Floyd, Aminatta Forna, Jane Frere, Kadija George, Bob Giles, Mel Gooding, Tony Graham, Omar Robert Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Mike Hodges, James Holcombe, Rachel Holmes, Adrian Hornsby, Rose Issa, Ann Jungman, John Keane, Brigid Keenan, Hannah Khalil, Shahid Khan, Peter Kosminsky, Hari Kunzru, Paul Laverty, Alisa Lebow, Mike Leigh, Tom Leonard, Sonja Linden, Phyllida Lloyd, Ken Loach, Liz Lochhead, David Mabb, Sabrina Mahfouz, Miriam Margolyes, Kika Markham, Simon McBurney, Sarah McDade, Jimmy McGovern, Pauline Melville, Roger Michell, China Miéville, Russell Mills, Laura Mulvey, Jonathan Munby, Courttia Newland, Lizzie Nunnery, Rebecca O’Brien, Treasa O’Brien, Andrew O’Hagan, Jeremy Page, Timothy Pottier, Michael Radford, Maha Rahwanji, Ravinder Randhawa, Siobhan Redmond, Lynne Reid Banks, Ian Rickson, Leon Rosselson, Kareem Samara, Leila Sansour, Alexei Sayle, Seni Seneviratne, Kamila Shamsie, Anna Sherbany, Eyal Sivan, Gillian Slovo, John Smith, Max Stafford-Clark, Maggie Steed, Sarah Streatfeild, Mitra Tabrizian, Mark Thomas, Cat Villiers, Roger Waters, Esther Wilson, Penny Woolcock, Susan Wooldridge, Emily Young, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Peter Kennard

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

The rubber in your rubbers: the condom company making sexy time sustainable

  You should be able to buy a condom that doesn’t require chopping down native jungles, or paying its workers less than the living wage to produce it. A gang of German entrepreneurs has started what it calls the world’s first ethical and sustainable condom company. Einhorn, a brand decorated with unicorns and a schoolboy […]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

#JournalsimIsNotACrime

In addition to delivering on the edit for our upcoming film on resistance to South Africa’s apartheid state for the V&A and greasing the wheels of other upcoming commissions, I’m working pro bono for the campaign to free three journalist colleagues locked up in an Egyptian jail for doing their jobs. 29 December sees the […]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

causing trouble on teh internetz

Cause and effect. Duke Street. Edinburgh. The pub downstairs is called “The Marksman”. After posting this on Twitter, a bit of a Twitstorm happened and Primesight, owners of the billboard spaces, apologised and said they’d take them down: http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/299264-primesight-insensitive-billboards-on-duke-street-in-leith-removed/

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Politika: Art and the Affairs of the City

Peter Kennard, myself and a bunch of other troublemakers are delighted to feature in this group show in the heart of Manchester’s former industrial hub of Ancoats. Organised by the rabble rousers at Upper Space it features workshops, talks and events which not only engage local communities but do that thing that anything creative ought […]

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Disobedient Objects

 This is happening. 26 July 2014 – 01 February 2015. See if you can spot our naughty little paws in the exhibition (clue: billboards). It’s a “Look mum, we’re in the V&A” moment. We’re also making an interactive film on the London Recruits as the Disobedient Film Company which is out this autumn. Follow us […]

Friday, May 9th, 2014

activism made easy

here’s a template for future campaigns.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

the cotton film dot com [new taster]

Well hello there. We have a new taster for the film. Click the image, sign up to get the taster code and watch away.   You’ll need about twelve minutes to watch it. If you’d like to help us out, then please click donate and do please give what you can. The first few who […]

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Bruno Pieters’ Honest By: a fashion label built on total transparency

When it comes to driving forward sustainability and ethics in fashion, the consumer has all the power, says Hugo Boss’s former art director, Bruno Pieters. He has put his money where his mouth is by launching Honest By, “the world’s first 100% transparent company”, in January 2012. Honest By shows people where materials come from, how much they […]