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Andy Field and Beckie Darlington

Andy Field and Beckie Darlington are artists based in London. They collaborate with young people on creative projects which start conversations between children and adults. These conversations explore how we live together and the role we play within the life of our communities.

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.

Collaboration with young people is central to Andy and Beckie's work. Their work investigates how our environment and the way we experience it is shaped by other people's decisions.

Andy and Beckie work to involve young people in these decision making processes that shape the way we live. By allowing children and young people to play a meaningful part in how we live our lives (theirs included), space is for made new and exciting possibilities.