This issue probes questions of ‘the civic’: the space where citizen meets public. A series of provisional reports from Broderick Chow, Jen Harvie, Simon Bayly, Elaleh Hatami & Sepideh Zarrin Ghalam
Simon Bayly, with Johanna Linsley, probe the state of ‘contact’, relation and non-relation, and the limits of writing for approaching all of these.
Jen Harvie discusses her experience as specialist advisor to an inquiry into skills for theatre for the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications.
Elaheh Hatami and Sepideh Ghalam explore how women dancing in public spaces in post-revolution Iran challenge a state regime that regulates and controls women’s bodies.
Broderick D.V. Chow, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Bryce Lease, Royona Mitra, Grant Peterson, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, and Joshua Abrams reflect on gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.