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Andrew Hewitt


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Adam Ghani; Fine Art

Contemporary Art and the Liminal Space: Refuge for the Divine in an Empirical World?


Roy Wallace; Journalism and Media

From documenting subcultures to academic video essay: a critical exploration of historical and contemporary documentary debates.


Wang Ka Wang; Fine Art

An Autoethnographic Enquiry of Self-Documentary Practices Based On My Personal Family Experiences.


Andrew Hewitt, together with long-term collaborator Mel Jordan, recently formed the Partisan Social Club, a provisional art group including artists, designers and researchers. Previously as the Freee art collective, Hewitt with Jordan and Dave Beech exhibited widely, most notably at the 13th Istanbul Biennale 2013, BAK Utrecht 2010, and the Liverpool Biennial 2010. Hewitt’s work has been commissioned by various art organisations including; Wysing Arts, UK; Milton Keynes Gallery, UK; AUB Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebannon; TANAS, Berlin, Germany; and Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst Berlin, Germany. He have been invited to speak at a number of institutions; Doreen Massey Annual Day Event Environmental engagement and the politics of creative practice, 2019, Spatial Practices in Art and ArChitecture for an Empathetic Society (SPACES)’, 2018, Lund University, Sweden, Beyond Art Activism: Rewriting Arts Neoliberal Value System, 2016 IMMA, Dublin.

Hewitt has received a number of Arts Council Awards most notably a large-scale award for their project entitled Futurology in 2005 (£98,000) as well as grants from other funding bodies. He has recently been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant for the project Spatial Practices in Art and ArChitecture for Empathetic Exchange; SPACEX, whichis an interdisciplinary research project that includes, Fine Art, Visual Communication, Curation, Visual Culture, Economics, Cultural Sociology, Urban Studies and Architecture. It is the first pan-European study of social and participatory art, design and architecture projects in urban space with 27 partners across 9 Europe countries including the Tate and the Athens Biennale.

External Roles

External Roles

Project Co-ordinator, Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange (SPACEX), MSCA Horizon 2020, European Funding for Research and Innovation

Artist in the Partisan Social Club

Founding Editor Art & the Public Sphere Journal

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people's party Social Sciences
game theory Social Sciences
opinion formation Social Sciences
Manifesto Arts & Humanities
public opinion Social Sciences
protest Social Sciences

Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 2008 2018

Advertising for all; or nobody at all; reclaim public opinion, (Northampton),

Hewitt, A. & Jordan, M., 1 Jun 2018

Research output: Non-Textual OutputArtefact

public opinion
social function

Citizen Ship (kiosk)

Hewitt, A., Beech, D. & Jordan, M., 26 Jun 2017

Research output: Non-Textual OutputArtefact

opinion formation
political system

Freee Carracci Yearbook 2017, Freee Art Collective

Hewitt, A., Beech, D. & Jordan, M., 1 Aug 2017, NN Contemporary Art.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Freee kiosk #2: the new text art (of) and making (books) a difference

Hewitt, A., Beech, D. & Jordan, M., 27 May 2017

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition

Collective Action

Slogan-badge-billboard, (and slogan writing and badge making) Freee Art Collective 2017

Hewitt, A., Beech, D. & Jordan, M., 1 Oct 2017

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition

Milton Keynes
Open Access
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Research Evaluation

The National Union of Gallery Visitors and Museum Workers: manifesto and spoken choir reading

Hewitt, A., Beech, D. & Jordan, M., 27 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-Textual OutputArtefact

Art and Politics
National Museum

Art, its publics and an agenda of impact: the UK case

Hewitt, A., 12 Sep 2016, In : Kunstlicht. 37, 1

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
Third Way
cultural policy
public interest
economic change

Activities 2015 2019

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Workshop
  • 1 Organising a conference or workshop

'Making Politics'; talk for the Doreen Massey Day Event 2019

Andrew Hewitt (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch


Working within the histories, theories and practices of the public sphere

Andrew Thomas Hewitt (Speaker), Mel Jordan (Speaker)
26 Apr 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

Cutting Publics Out of Communities

Andrew Hewitt (Speaker), Dave Beech (Speaker), Mel Jordan (Speaker)
21 Sep 201523 Sep 2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopTeaching


9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies: Is there an Alternative? Management after Critique

Andrew Hewitt (Participant), Dave Beech (Participant), Mel Jordan (Participant)
7 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch


The Institution is Us, Workshop: On Sloganeering

Andrew Hewitt (Speaker), Mel Jordan (Speaker)
31 May 0015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopTeaching



Developing participatory workshop skills with the Partisan Social Club

Andrew Hewitt (Principal Investigator)

Impact: Cultural impacts, Social impacts, 17: Partnerships for Goals (UN SDG), 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG)