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Image. Unapologetic Coughing, Youngsook Choi,
Raven Row 2020, in support of Asia-Art-Activism. Photo Credit: Nurri Kim


The programme for each weekly episode of the conference will be announced here, on Heart of Glass’ twitter account and via the eventbrite.


Register via Eventbrite to receive conference updates via email and to share any access needs with us. You only need to register once over the 4 weeks to be kept up to date.


Due to the unruly nature of the programme and our rolling open call, announcements may only arrive 24 hours before each episode. Y’know there’s stuff going on in the world, we have child care, disability mutual aid to organise, dogs to cuddle and racism to deal with on top of doing this. Smiley emoji. Grateful emoji. Rage emoji.


Episode 1 


27 May 2020. 2.30pm UK Time.


In this week’s episode, Cecilia and James take some time to explain the conference format, the safer spaces boundaries, chat about ‘why this, why now’ and some other random questions. 

Then they will introduce you to the work of world famous artists and activists Bamanya Brian, Cassie Thornton, Selina Thompson and Bella, Martin O’Brien, Migrants in Culture and Xinhao Cheng.

Migrants in Culture invite you to input into their new project Culture New Deal, shaping a cultural sector grounded in social justice. 

You can watch the full subtitled episode here

Episode 2


3 June 2020. 2.30pm UK Time.


This week on #WithForAbout2020 Cecilia and James share the work of international respected artists and activists Lois Weaver, Jamal Gerald, AM Kanngieser, Bella with Selina Thompson, Prof. Rita Giacaman and Dr. Weeam Hammoudeh with Dr. Hanna Kienzler and Black Power Naps (Fannie Sosa and Navild Acosta).

We made a special list of shout outs and links to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour organisations and resources to accompany this episode. Please support these brilliant folx, and keep doing the work!!

This episode is dedicated to all Black and Indigenous folx and people of colour who are fighting systemic and institutional racism.


You can watch the subtitled episode here

Episode 3 

10 June 2020  at 2.30 pm Uk Time /BST/GMT +1

OMGosh is it week 3 already?

Join us for more provocations than a fake troll bot twitter account, as we dive deep in to the minds, bodies and experiences of our wonderful selection of galaxy famous artists, activists and academics. This week we’re super happy to have Dr Emma Young,  Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, No White Saviors, Youngsook Choi, Fox Irving X Lois Kiedan, Neil Bartlett, STROLL PDX with Roya Amirsoleymani and Disabled Avant Garde

Cecilia and James will do some shout out, because it makes them happy. And ask some questions. 

And yes, That is to much to handle. 

Episode 4

17 June 2020 2.30pm UK Time

It’s the last episode of With For About 2020, shed not a tear. It means James and Cecilia and the rest of the team and have some days off.

Artists, activist and academics including…

Ahreum Woo x Hwa Young Jung x Youngju Kim. Alexis Maxwell. Bella (with Selina Thompson), Bobby Baker,  Cecilia Fofo Ashaley x Esenam Abra Drah x  Ursula Read, Delson Weekes (Blink Dance Theatre), Jess Thom founder of Touretteshero.  Jesse Presley Jones, Johanna Hedva, Marjorie H Morgan and Migrants in Culture

Addressing themes including Can you be a Covid Refugee? (get away from the white majority). Cats (as life support). Rebuilding the system/Wisdom of older women. Bottom up Mental Health activism in Ghana. Magic Shows with Beats. Disability, Labour, Biscuits, Cats, Lampposts. Badass Irish Feminist Pioneers. Sleep as radical resistance, dreams as possibilities. Self love in the age of Windrush. Culture New Deal, what next?