L’art Politique

Brexit, Billboards and Big Money: The Role of Propaganda in Democracies

If you were to cast your mind back these two past years, you’ll find yourself back within the strenuous turmoil that was the Brexit referendum; strenuous, because it was an […]

Leaders and their Egos: Structures as Forms of Egotistical Expression

Come last week, us Brits had our eyes and screens graced by the rock-headed magnanimity that is President Trump. His visit, and his later meetings with NATO and Putin, were […]

70 Years of the NHS: A Medical and Cultural Institution

On the 27th of July 2012, Stratford’s evening was lit up in a pandemonious display of bursting lights, wondrous sounds and waves of dancers. It was the 2012 London Olympics […]

Refugees and Dehuminisation: The Art of Jimmy Engineer

1993, 34,361, 3,915; three numbers that represent stark and odorous truths about our society. The first, 1993, tells us when the refugee boats trips began; the second, 34,361, is the […]

Lush, Lawfulness and Lost Freedom: The Dystopian Novel and the Importance of Dissent

‘PAID TO LIE’, ‘#SPYCOPS’. These words, which could be found in many Lush stores across the country, have certainly caused a stir amongst the British public. Their campaign, which sought […]

Windrush, Laozi, and Race Conflicts in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea.

The ancient Daoist philosopher Laozi once told us that: ‘Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.’ With this phrase he wants us to imagine a lake, whose balance has been disrupted, […]