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Shift and Signal School: Nasty Women Presents… Making a Young Person’s Feminist Arts Magazine

Wed 16th May 2018

With curators Michaela Wetherell and Lady Kitt 

10am – 1pm
The NewBridge Project: Gateshead


Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. Nasty Women UK is an intersectional movement that aims to bring together people of all genders, races, faiths and LGBTQIA identities through the platform of the arts.

This workshop is for 10- and 11-year old girls and young women to define what they would want to see in an arts magazine made for and by them.

The magazine will be made and produced in time to show and distribute at the Nasty Women conference taking place in London this autumn. Follow up workshops at Sunderland University will give the girls and young women involved the opportunity to produce the magazine in a professional design and media development studio.

If you are a school / teacher or youth group and would like to be involved, please contact curator



This workshop is part of the Shift and Signal School, three days of workshops, sharing, live recordings and celebration of our commitment to work together for a flourishing future.

Shift and Signal is a commission by Dr Alex Lockwood, that creates a space in which to imagine how we can go deeper in our adaptations to the crises of the contemporary moment such as social inequality, climate change, and species extinction. The project is an attempt to shift us beyond the usual stuck conversations about how we implement change, and signal towards better ways of living that are now appearing.

The Shift and Signal School is part of Deep Adaptation. An ongoing programme of commissions, talks, events and workshops looking at how current social, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change.


10am - 1pm