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Crash Culture

Find all the episodes of our Youth Collective's podcast 'Crash Culture' here, as they come out.

Crash Culture is a podcast about the inaccessibility of the arts and humanities - and how they affect people struggling to break through into a sustainable career. Taking the book Culture is Bad for You as a starting point, a rotating cast made up of the Arts Emergency Youth Collective and various guests will take an in-depth, personal, and advice-filled look at a sector and a social justice issue - from visual arts and the climate crisis to literature and class.

Intro: Crash Culture with the Arts Emergency Youth Collective

Welcome to the newest project from our Youth Collective - Crash Culture is a podcast about the lived experience of the inequalities that too often dictate access to creative, academic or cultural work. In this introductory episode, meet the team of young people behind the podcast and learn what's in store for listeners.

Episode 1: Literature and Class with Kit de Waal

In the very first episode, Sunnie and Ayah dive deep into the writing and publishing industries, sharing personal stories and speaking with author and activist Kit de Waal about resilience, self-sacrifice, and literary agents! Whether you're struggling to get in or need some encouragement to keep going - this episode has some good insights for you.

Episode 2: Heritage and Archiving with Rianna Walcott

In the second episode, Benin talks with researcher, writer (and jazz singer) Rianna Walcott about decolonising the archive, and the complex intersections of museums, heritage, and research. Tune in for an insight on Black Twitter, colonisation and academia.

Episode 3: Art & Climate Activism with Farah Ahmed

Mendhi and Sarah talk to Farah Ahmed, the climate justice lead at Julie’s Bicycle. They chat about how to get involved with climate activism and how to make your creative work more environmentally sustainable.

This project was supported by funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account awarded to the University of Edinburgh (grant reference ES/T50189X/1).