The Journal of Arts & Communities published this text in 2015. The abstract reads:

In the United Kingdom, over the past decade, Socially Engaged practices have been variously employed to eradicate conflict and produce artworks that are diverse, multiple, all-welcoming and that smooth the turbulence of social tensions. Conflict, however, is an integral part of the social realm and to deny its presence is to deny the true functioning of a democratic realm. What, then, is the role of conflict within public and participatory artworks?

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