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Become a boom saloon member before July 12th and be in with a chance to win a week's retreat in the Scottish Highlands – in thanks for your support of our work to rewrite the story of dementia.

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Where are we going?

By highlighting the Superstar Curators collectively driving towards positive and just change in the art world, Akworkor Thomspon begins to unpick the narratives of repatriation, power and decolonisation at play

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It’s a journey, isn’t it?

Priya Khanchandani’s role as Head of Curatorial and Interpretation at the Design Museum in London may allow her more scope than ever before to drive forward our cultural institutions’ moral imperatives; yet, as Ryan Filchak discovers, this has long been on her agenda.

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Waterbear’s Films Below Water

“We are believers in the power of storytelling as a catalyst for global impact, sharing stories that heighten curiosity; stories that shift society; stories that inspire action.”

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Win a week in the Scottish Highlands

Become a boom saloon member before July 12th and be in with a chance to win a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands – in thanks for your support of our work to rewrite the story of dementia.

  • Win a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands for 5 people

  • Stay in a log house within five acres of private grounds above the shoreline of Gruinard Bay

  • Enjoy direct and private access to the beach

  • Spot red and roe deer, pine marten, seals, otters and badgers from the sea view sitting room, complete with open fire

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Archived: A Universal Sense of Place

Considering photography as a colonial practice, Laura Beltrán Villamizar argues for a need to understand the discipline’s complex history and politics to allow for the redistribution of power, and the reclamation of space for diverse storytellers to define themselves.

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Archived: Reconciling

If architecture really is the simplest means of modulating reality, what does the future hold for Algiers and its crumbling colonial restructuring?

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Archived: Resolving to design the city bottom-up

Dan Dorocic of ON/OFF – an architecture collective named after the group’s precarious working hours and projects – revisits one of the collective’s most extraordinary projects, Co-machines, in a call to move towards a bottom-up approach to the designing of our cities.

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We believe creativity can pave the way for a brighter future for all – an idea which we action by using profits from our print magazine and creative studio to fund our community projects. These are an ongoing series of projects which use creativity to inspire and empower those facing challenges.

If you enjoyed this article, please further support this work by making a one-off donation or becoming a boom saloon member. By doing so, you will directly fund our community projects and join a global movement to democratise creativity for good.

Our work to rewrite the story of dementia

Read more about our work to rewrite the story of dementia

1 in 2 of us will be directly affected by dementia in our lifetimes; it is currently the leading cause of death in the UK. In spite of this, the general public are largely unaware of the dementia journey and how this can look for an individual following diagnosis. Many people with dementia feel their voice is taken from them and their true lived experience is rarely recognised or appreciated amidst a plethora of sensationalised headlines, medical jargon or scaremongering.

Within this landscape, we collaborate with people with dementia and, together, play with words to give voice to their experience. We then share these words across our print publications, online features, newsletters and events – centring lived experience and using this to increase empathy and understanding in wider society.

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