Society + Activism

Society + Activism

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An online series of talks looking into the role creativity has in the development of our places as part of The Stove Network’s kNOw One Place programme.

Un-earthing new perspectives on people and power, place, space, and practice, this series hosts some of the country’s most exciting artists, thinkers, and producers at the front line of social art, wellbeing, economy, activism, and community development. In each talk, our speakers will investigate the themes supporting creative placemaking* and its potential to influence change from the grassroots to the government. 

*We define Creative Placemaking as: a community led approach that uses creative activity to support collective decision-making and positive change for people and the places they live

  • Can we radically rethink our structures for deeper community wellbeing? 
  • What role can creativity and creative practice play in changing attitudes and behaviours? 
  • How can small-scale initiatives support larger movements and bring about positive change in society?

For this conversation we will be talking to Jimmy Paul, Director of Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland and advocate of a values-based approach to leadership. Jimmy has a background in health and social care systems and will be talking to us about his experiences and learning from these roles and his work with WEAll Scotland to place underrepresented communities and voices at the forefront of the wellbeing economy movement.

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Jimmy Paul – Director – Wellbeing Economy Alliance ScotlandJimmy is the Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland which works to deliver a wellbeing economy, one which is in service of people and planet. Jimmy has worked in a range of leadership roles across health & social care for nearly ten years. He was a Consultant at the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and a co-chair at the world-leading Independent Care Review. He is a service designer, executive coach, a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and has represented Scotland internationally with the World Economic Forum and the British Council

All events will have BSL interpretation and captioning options for those that require it

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