François Matarasso publishes book on participatory and community art
Community art worker, researcher and writer François Matarasso has published A Restless Art: How participation won, and why it matters. The book draws on four decades of Matarasso’s work making, observing, accompanying and researching participatory art in more than 40 countries.
It covers the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and Geese Theatre Company in a chapter titled “The intentions of participatory art”, and explores how art in criminal justice settings creates social change.
“For anyone interested in participatory art and community art, this book is a must read and will likely remain so for years to come.”
– Helen Simons, Professor Emeritus of Education and Evaluation at the University of Southampton
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