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Andy Field and Becky Darlington

Andy Field and Beckie Darlington are artists based in London. They collaborate with young people to create innovative projects that aim to initiate intergenerational dialogue and new, more radical modes of civic participation.

Their work is based in performance but has taken a range of forms, from an underground social-action collective of school children in St Helens to rooftop conversations about the future between adults and children in Cairo, Sao Paulo and Beijing, and from a local TV news network run entirely by children to a chat show for microbes.

A key strand of their practice involves making work in collaboration with young people with the aim of enabling them to play a meaningful part in the civic discourse of the cities and towns in which they live.