The Council Estate as Hood: SPID Theatre Company and grass-roots arts practice as cultural politics
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This chapter explores how the British council estate (or 'social housing estate') serves as a national conception of the 'global hood'. It examines the work of SPID Theatre Company, based on the Kensal Rise estate in Ladbroke Grove, London - it analyses how SPID's films and performances might resonate with global 'hood' narratives. It argues that conceiving local, grassroots practices as part of a global movement imbues such practices with enhanced political potency.
K. Beswick, The Council Estate as Hood: SPID Theatre Company and grass-roots arts practice as cultural politics, 2015. Chapter in: Performing (for) Survival, an edited collection, by Patrick Duggan and Lisa Peschel, for publication by Palgrave Macmillan.This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/performing-for-survival-patrick-duggan/?isb=9781137454263
Chapter in: Performing (for) Survival, an edited collection, by Patrick Duggan and Lisa Peschel