Catalysing Change Through Artful Agitation:Be  Ill-Disciplined (Contact Theatre/PerformingBorder)   

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1) LEADERSHIP: What is it? What could it be? 2) POWER POSING: How is power performed? Why pose questions for those in power? 3) (NEURO-)DIVERSITY or (neuro-)divergence? 4) ILL-DISCIPLINED: How to draw on ‘abnormality’ to disrupt norms?


(CATALYSING) CHANGE: In an ever-changing world, (how) does your practice (catalyse) change?


ART + AGITATION: How do you use your art to agitate norms?


ARTFUL ways for artful viruses and challenges


THROUGH: Sharing, caring, behaviours, culture


ARTFUL AGITATION: What is your manifesto?

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