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Amy F W Corcoran is an artist, writer and researcher whose practice oscillates around human rights, ecology, interspecies dynamics and the more-than-human, and incorporates film, photography, sound and installation.
Amy employs these mediums to produce intimate spaces for reflection and embodied sensory experiences. This forms a more fundamental exploration into catalysing other modes of knowing through creative practices. In the contemporary climate, she understands art to hold power when it opens up much needed empathetic spaces, including those that move beyond the human.
Amy’s practice is partly informed by her PhD, which was based within the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London. Her doctoral research investigated relationships between public art interventions and more traditional forms of activism in contemporary migrant-led and migrant solidarity movements. She recently completed a postdoctoral research associate role at the Royal College of Art, exploring how to empower communities to initiate and develop projects that connect people with nature for wellbeing.
Amy has published work in both academic, independent and media publications, primarily centring on creative activism, the policing of protest and her experiences and reflections on the unfolding situation in Calais, France, and more recently focusing on community-led nature-based projects and the systems they operate within.
She was a core artist, organiser and founder for Art the Arms Fair (2017), which used art to counter the arms trade.