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How do spatial practices effect public exchange and opinion formation in urban public space, and enable more empathetic and inclusive ways of living together? Art practice that interacts with people and communities is typically understood as an ‘inclusive’ activity that purports to employ democratic processes in order to support individual beliefs. However, this can incline towards embedding and entrenching pre-existing knowledge and attitudes. The art group, Partisan Social Club (PSC) utilise ‘the workshop’ as an element of their art practice in order to create new political groups and models of collective working. This paper explores a recent project, ‘On being together; memberships, collectives and unions’ and proposes inventive ways in which partisanship can be a useful tool in overcoming the rise of unsympathetic fractions in community relations.