research & publications
What follows is only a selection of the most significant published work by others, and by us about PLATFORM's work. We will be making these texts and more available on this site soon.
For publications on oil corporations by the Unravelling the Carbon Web project go here.
New poetry anthology on climate justice launched: "No Condition is Permanent"
PLATFORM and African Writers Abroad proudly present 19 poets and 29 poems in a new volume crackling with acute observation and arresting calls to justice.
Price £4, available from PLATFORM
Underground London, Travels beneath the city streets, Stephen Smith, Little, Brown, 2004, pp 32 – 39
Slow Activism. Homelands, love and the lightbulb, Wallace Heim in Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance, eds. B Szerszynski, W Heim and C Waterton, Sociological Review/Blackwell, 2004
The Groundwater Diaries. Trials, tributaries and tall stories from beneath the streets of London, Tim Bradford, Flamingo, 2003, pp 408 & 450
Seeing through place, Local Approaches to Global Problems, Malcolm Miles, in Recoveries and Reclamations, Advances in Art and Urban Futures Volume 2, eds Judith Rugg and Daniel Hinchcliffe, Intellect, 2002, pp 77 - 89.
Imagination is the root of all change, Jane Rendell, in Bridge, The Architecture of Connection, Lucy Blakstad, August Birkhauser, 2002, pp 30 - 37
Conversation Pieces : Collaborations and Artistic Identity,
Grant Kester, catalogue essay for Unlimited Partnerships: Collaborations
in Contemporary Art, curated by Jill Casid and Maria Deguzman,
Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2001, pp 2 - 8
Pathways to the Future, Thinking Differently, John Jopling, Sustainable London Trust, 2000, p 115
Art in a New Century?, Malcolm Miles, in Art Monthly Australia, Number 130, June 2000, pp 27 - 30
Quaking Houses, Art, Science and the Community, a collaborative approach to water pollution, Penny Kemp and John Griffiths, Jon Carpenter Books, 1999, p 66 - 70 and various
Millennial Thinking, Malcolm Miles, in Public Art Review, USA, Fall/Winter 1999, pp 15 - 19
Land and Environmental Art, Jeffrey Kastner and Brian Wallis, Phaidon, 1998, pp 39, 40, 169, 265
Art, Space and the City, Malcolm Miles, Routledge, 1997, pp 181, 184
Roles and Reasons, The Scope and Value of Artist-led organisations, Susan Jones, AN Visual Arts, 1997
The Art of the Possible, John Heyderman, London Cyclist, August/September 1997.
Future Nature, a vision for conservation, WM Adams, Earthscan 1996, p 113
Neither Time Nor Material, Performance, Installation, Drawing, Video 1982 - 1995, Nick Stewart - artist; catalogue Orchard Gallery Derry, Sheffield Hallam University, Arts Council Of England, 1995, pp 82 - 86
The Artist in the Changing City, Jennifer Williams et al, British American Arts Assoc, 1993, p 69/70, plus one b&w photo
The Lost Rivers of London, Nicholas Barton, Historical Publications, 1992, p 152 - 3.
Brave New Economy, How to grow a better world, New Economics Foundation, 1999
London’s Thames, the living, working river, ThamesClean, 1998
Articles and Texts by PLATFORM
Of Tipping Points and Sinking Ships - A Conversation
From Delta to Delta, PLATFORM, funded by Arts Council England London and the Headley Trust, 2005
“The Body Politic”: reflections on a pilot
course exploring new pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches between
art and social and ecological justice by Jane Trowell in
New Practices/New Pedagogies, Emerging contexts, practices and pedagogies
in art in Europe and North America, Edited by Malcolm Miles,
Reader in Cultural Theory, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, Autumn
‘‘Engaged pedagogies’, social justice, and art history: An investigation and some proposals’, Jane Trowell - PLATFORM/Institute of Education, London University in Engage, Journal of Gallery Education (UK), April 2001
''Words which can hear’, educating for social and ecological art practice’, James Marriott and Jane Trowell - PLATFORM, in Out of the Bubble, Approaches to Contextual Practice within Fine Art Education, Eds John Carson and Susannah Silver, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, 2001, pp 76 - 82
‘The Snowflake in Hell and the Baked Alaska’, Jane Trowell - PLATFORM, in Locality, Regeneration and Divers[c]ities, Eds - Sarah Bennett and John Butler, Intellect Books and University of Plymouth, 2000, pp 99 - 109
Interview with Jane Trowell (PLATFORM) in Think global/act local, public art and social change, Public Art Journal, The Magazine of Art and the Social Domain, Vol 1, Number 2, Oct 1999, p 28 - 9
Crude Operators – an
oil reader A collection of papers on the oil industry, its
impacts, and campaigning against the industry. PLUS news updates and analysis
on oil industry developments, and on activism against Big Oil. (co-publication
Corporate Watch and PLATFORM). Spring 1999. 56 pages.
IGNITE, reporting on big
oil, (London commuter newspaper), PLATFORM,
‘Tides of Change’, Conference Paper by Dan Gretton and James Marriott - PLATFORM, in Rivers of Meaning, London Rivers Association, 1996, pp 52 - 4
‘Not a Luxury but a Necessity - Corporate Sponsorship with the Arts in the 1990s’, James Marriott - PLATFORM in Corporate Responsibility Europe 1993, editor Joel Cutting, Chesterfield Publishing, 1993, pp 144 - 146
PLATFORM's work is on Ashden Directory of Environment and Drama in-depth database
Valley: Citizens. Search for a Sustainable City, PLATFORM video manifesto, 1995.