Lucy Neal’s ‘Playing for Time: making art as if the world mattered’ was published last week, and launched at a fantastic evening event in London. Here’s how it is described by the publisher:
This groundbreaking handbook is a resource for artists, community activists and anyone wishing to reach beyond the facts and figures of science and technology to harness their creativity to make change in the world.
This timely book explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world at a time of systemic change and uncertainty. Playing for Time identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, reclaiming a traditional role for artists in the community as truth-tellers and agents of change.
Sixty experienced artists and activists give voice to a new narrative – shifting society’s rules and values away from consumerism and commodity towards community and collaboration with imagination, humour, ingenuity, empathy and skill. Inspired by the grass-roots Transition movement, modelling change in communities worldwide, Playing for Time joins the dots between key drivers of change – in energy, finance, climate change, food and community resilience – and ‘recipes for action’ for readers to take and try.
You will hear more about it during this month, but for now we just wanted to tell you that it has arrived, and that Transition folks can order it now and get a £5 discount While not quite as great as buying the book from your local bookshop, simply enter this discount code at oberonbooks.com – ONPFT2015 to avail of your discount. The offer is valid until 31 Dec 2015. So get ordering, and we’ll leave you with this photo of Lucy speaking at the launch.