Many contemporary radical thinkers argue that underrepresented groups hold the power to make significant structural change. As democracies negotiate the balance between majority rule and minority rights, how do socially engaged artists navigate the tension between democracy and inclusivity? How should decisions be made during the process of collaboration between artists and communities? How can all voices be heard, represented, and included?
UP Projects curates and commissions public art. The organisation was founded in 2002 by Emma Underhill, with a mission to support artists to make new work that has social relevance, engages communities, encourages learning and enriches the public sphere.