At Home and Abroad: The Study Room in Exile

Gary Anderson, Lena Simic

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This chapter will introduce The Study Room in Exile - a collaborative practice between the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home (The Institute) and the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). The Study Room in Exile is a radical resource centre, performance venue and Live Art library situated in the family home of The Institute in Liverpool, UK. The chapter draws out practical ways for realising cultural agency within domestic and international neoliberalised contexts and in doing so poses a tentative answer to the question 'what's to be done - at home and abroad - given the overwhelming neoliberal consensus which actively and explicitly undermines any ability to generate cultural and political agency and effect radical social change?' Šimić provides a domestic perspective on the Study Room in Exile via a project titled The Women of Europe and Anderson speaks about the digital audio project The Study Room in Exile at Green Park, Athens, Greece a project organised in collaboration with Greek anarchist-activists and artists, both of which took place simultaneously in June 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance & Civic Engagement
EditorsAnanda Breed, Tim Prentki
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-66516-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017


  • live art
  • performance
  • neoliberalism
  • cultural agency
  • domestic
  • international
  • exile


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