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Creating space: Rachel Garfield

Professor Matthew Worley interviews Professor Rachel Garfield.

In this discussion, Professor Rachel Garfield, Head of the School of Art at the University of Reading says that punk ‘opened the door for possibility’. This led to changed opportunities for women and for artists, and created space for multiculturalism. But Matthew reminds us that punk also opened the door to reactionary, regressive, violent and puerile elements. Could one exist without the other? This ‘contested space’ is the topic of Week 2.

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