How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London in the city’s East End, and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

What's On

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Tate Exchange – Mapping the Kuikuro Community

Join us for a series of events around the arts exchanges with the Kuikuro indigenous people of Xingu, as part of Tate Exchange week ‘Producing Memory: maps, materials, belongings’, with artists and researchers from Queen Mary University of London, from 1 to 6 May. For more information, visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/producing-memory-maps-materials-belongings From Monday 1 to Sunday 6 […]

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Seminar Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil)

Book your place for the seminar Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) on May 1st at Queen Mary University of London. Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus […]

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Marielle Franco case: A light that will not go out (article)

*Originally published as na article in O Globo newspaper Eliana Sousa Silva Director of Redes da Maré “I can’t sleep. There is a woman stuck behind my eyelids. If I could, I would tell her to leave, but I have a woman stuck down my throat”. Eduardo Galeano I too have not been able to […]

Projects

The Challenge of the Xingu: Indigenous cultures in the Museum of the Future

PPP is extending its relationship with AIKAX (Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Upper Xingu) and Associate Artist Takumã Kuikuro in an exciting new digital project in partnership with Factum Arte/Factum Foundation, The Horniman Museum and Gardens,  Mesosfera, Playground Entertainment and WeSense. It aims to combine the digital data capture associated with world-leading cultural conservation practice (such as […]

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Metamorphosis: Audiencing Atmospheres

PPP is delighted to be partnering on this new digital project, led by Dr Martin Welton (QMUL Drama) in collaboration with RIFT, one of the leading immersive theatre companies in the UK: and with fellow QMUL researchers Prof Pat Healey (Electronic Engineering) and Dr Pen Woods (Drama). Metamorphosis: Audiencing Atmospheres is a practice-based research project that seeks to take advantage […]

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Relative Values

Relative Values is a research project led by Paul Heritage at People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Bringing together academic and non-academic partners, the research asks how we can measure and strengthen practices and policies that maximise the social and economic value of the arts to individuals […]

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People's Palace Projects
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

+44 (0)207 882 5618

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