Future of Society
Photography: courtesy of the artist
Curator and PhD candidate at Royal College of Art, Linda Rocco, speaks about her practice which looks at the reasons why artists are excluded in debates concerning the future of our society and civilization, in reference to participation and processes; with access to opportunities in terms of both education and technology, to human centric innovation. She discusses the values that practitioners bring into the larger world, and how to best recognise and promote those values to be implemented, to ultimately affect societal change.
~Interview conducted by Jemma Queenborough
Linda Rocco is a London-based contemporary art curator and PhD researcher at the Royal College of Art funded by LAHP/AHRC. She is creative consultant for Liberty at The Greater London Authority (GLA) and has curated public events and exhibitions internationally with established small-scale institutions as Delfina Foundation, to warehouse spaces such as Yinka Shonibare’s Studio Guest Projects including the curation of the public sphere for Nine Elms on the South Bank. Linda co-directs the not-for-profit organisation _inventory platform, which engages communities in urban and rural contexts through socially engaged projects since 2016. She also co-directs the disability arts festival and engagement programme I’m Here, Where Are You? produced with Cambridge Junction. Linda regularly works as a curator for artists and private galleries, as well as consulting for charities, foundations and public institutions on accessible and socially engaged arts; collaboration with STEM subjects as well as participatory and intermedia practices.