Civic & Education

Serpentine Education and Projects redefines the role of the arts during periods of transition and social change. We connect communities, artists and activists to generate responses to pressing social issues.

The programme is guided by four questions:

How can we work in solidarity with those facing struggles around racism and migration?

How do we care in times of austerity?

How can we survive an increasingly competitive schools system?

How do we navigate an increasingly surveilled and gentrified city?

A group of young people all facing in the same direction, with the light behind them

Radio Ballads

Serpentine North Gallery 31 Mar — 29 May 2022 Free

Artists Sonia Boyce, Helen Cammock, Rory Pilgrim and Ilona Sagar present four bodies of work, exploring stories of labour, and who cares for who and in what way...

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Support Structures for Support Structures

Support Structures for Support Structures

Ongoing

A new fellowship programme supporting artists working at the intersection of art, spatial politics and community practice.

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Radio Ballads

Radio Ballads

Serpentine North Gallery Offsite Feb 2019 – Ongoing Free

A three year project which sees four artists embedded in social care services and community settings in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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Helen Cammock, Bass Notes and SiteLines: The Voice as a Site of Resistance and The Body as a Site of Resilience.

Helen Cammock, Bass Notes and SiteLines: The Voice as a Site of Resistance and The Body as a Site of Resilience.

Serpentine North Gallery Offsite 2019 - 2021

Helen Cammock's Radio Ballads project looks at individual and collective power, asking where we sit within the social and political spaces we inhabit.

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Ilona Sagar, The Body Blow

Ilona Sagar, The Body Blow

Serpentine North Gallery Offsite 2019 - 2021

Ilona Sagar's Radio Ballads project asks to what extent are we a product of our 'body capital', labour and efficiency?

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Rory Pilgrim, RAFTS

Rory Pilgrim, RAFTS

Serpentine North Gallery Offsite 2019 - 2021

Rory Pilgrim's Radio Ballads project explores what keeps us afloat in moments of change and transition.

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Sonia Boyce, Yes, I Hear You

Sonia Boyce, Yes, I Hear You

Serpentine North Gallery Offsite 2019 - 2021

Sonia Boyce's Radio Ballads project asks how conversations can help us to conjure something concrete out of the immaterial.

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Who Cares?

Who Cares?

Sep 2017 – Sep 2019

Artist Adelita Husni Bey asks how we can care for each other when the systems of care are being dismantled all around us.

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Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

Jun 2018 – ongoing

Artist Sam Curtis has been working with children and early years workers from the Portman Early Childhood Centre, North Westminster since June 2018.

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Jasleen Kaur Everyday Resistance 4

Everyday Resistance

Jan 2018 – ongoing

How can cooking and eating together be a site of resistance? A project with Jasleen Kaur and the Portman Early Childhood Centre.

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Imperial Health Charity Residences

Imperial Health Charity Residences

Dec 2019 – ongoing

Across two London hospitals Jasleen Kaur and Katie Schwab explore questions of frailty, ageing, care, health, and the NHS today.

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Rehana Zaman

Rehana Zaman

Feb 2018 – ongoing

Rehana Zaman’s residency examines the intersections of race, gender and class within the UK criminal justice system.

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Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Offsite August 2018 - Ongoing

In collaboration with Micro Rainbow Ain Bailey’s residency explores the role that sound plays in identity formation.

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ACT ESOL: Language, Resistance, Theatre Resource

ACT ESOL: Language, Resistance, Theatre Resource

30 Jan 2019

A resource sharing how to implement Theatre of the Oppressed in the ESOL classroom and migrant organising contexts.

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