Books, chapters, interviews, journal and catalogue articles

Buser, M., Brännlund, E., Holt, N., Leeson, L. and Mytton, J., 2023, Creating a difference – a role for the arts in addressing child wellbeing in conflict-affected areas in Arts & Health.
Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17533015.2023.2168710

Leeson, L. 2022 Make a difference: collaboration and participation in arts-led research in THE Campus, 9th November 2022.
Available from Times Higher Education: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/make-difference-collaboration-and-participation-artsled-research

Leeson, L. 2022 Arts in Regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London [Weblog] PeoplesPlans: Exploring the Hidden Histories of Community-led Planning in the UK, 27h April 2022.
Available at: https://www.peoplesplans.org/arts-in-regeneration-from-creative-community-led-planning-to-institutional-instrumentalism-in-east-london/

Leeson, L. 2022 Active Energy: Bringing Local Knowledge into The Public Realm in Ecoart in Action: Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities, ed. C. Freemantle et al. New York: New Village Press.
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Leeson, L. 2020 Active Energy: Communities Countering Climate Change in WEAD-Women Eco Artists Dialog [online]. Issue 11, November 2020.
Available at: https://directory.weadartists.org/london-active-energy

Leeson, L. 2020, Geezer Power: the Active Energy project in Culture, Community and Climate: emergent transpraxis, ed. R. Povall, Dartington, Art.earth.
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Buser, M., Leeson, L., Rathore, M., Roy, A., Sabnani, N., 2020, Interdisciplinary research in Rajasthan, India: exploring the role of culture and art to support rural development and water management in Water Alternatives, October 2020. Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 822-842.
Available at: https://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol13/v13issue3/594-a13-3-12

Leeson, L. 2020, The Things that Make You Sick in Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, ed. K. Deepwell, Valiz, Amsterdam.
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Kenna, C. Lobb, S. 2019 Docklands Community Poster Project: Peter Dunn & Dr. Loraine Leeson in For Walls with Tongues, Greenwich Mural Workshop, London. Pp.27-29.

Desorgues, J. 2019, Art as Activism, interview with Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson in Switch, Paris. 4th July 2019.
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Leeson, L. 2019,Practice-Based Teaching in MA Art and Social Practice and BA Fine Art Social Practice in Work Based Learning e-Journal International, Vol. 8, Issue 2. pp.110-115.
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Leeson, L. 2018, Water Power in Water, meaning and creativity: understanding human-water relationships, ed. Jones, K. and Roberts, L. London and New York: Routledge.
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Leeson, L. 2018 The Operation was Successful but the Patient Died in Patricide: The End of a 60-Year-Old Mistake, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham. pp.6-11.

Leeson, L. 2018, Our Land: Creative approaches to the redevelopment of London’s Docklands in International Journal of Heritage Studies, Taylor & Francis, New York and London.
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Duman, A. Leeson, L. 2018, ‘Experience as Art: Fine Art Social Practice Modules at Middlesex University’ in Art as Social Action, Allworth Press, New York.

Leeson, L. 2018 Cultural Democracy, MdxMinds, London.
Available at: https://mdxminds.com/2018/01/04/cultural-democracy/

Leeson, L. 2017 Art: Process: Change – Inside a socially situated practice, Routledge, New York and London.
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Leeson, L. 2015, Engaging Older People in Creative Thinking: The Active Energy project in Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing: International perspectives on practice, policy and research, ed. Camic, P and Clift, S. Oxford University Press.
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Leeson, L. 2015, Giving More Than You Take: a conversation about the ethics, responsibilities and practicalities of facilitating student participation in community-based projects in The Tetley Feast, Leeds College of Art, pp.81-85.
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Leeson, L. 2014, Groundswell on the Thames: 30 Years of Cultural Activism with London’s Riverside Communities in WEAD-Women Environmental Artists Directory [online].
Available: http://weadartists.org/groundswell-thames.

Leeson, L. 2014, Loraine Leeson Artist in Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013, ed. S. Deskins, Les Femmes Folles Books, p.86.
Available: http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/56520879306/loraine-leeson-artist.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 2010, Docklands Community Poster Project in Transductores, ed. A. Collados et al, Centro José Guerrero, Granada, pp. 89-97 (Spanish) and 254-256 (English).
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Leeson, L. 2010, Creativity as a two way flow in Reversible Actions, ed. R. Parramon and J. Rodrigo, ACVIC, Catalonia. pp. 76-85. Also published as separate volume in Spanish and Catalan
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Leeson, L. 2008 Loraine Leeson, Art With Communities: Reflections On A Changing Landscape [IXIA Public Art Think Tank], February 2008.
Available: http://www.ixia-info.com/new-writing/loraineleeson

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 2007, The Docklands Photomurals in Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader, ed W.Bradley C.Esche, Tate publishing in association with Afterall, London. pp. 245-248.
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Creating Alternatives: Loraine Leeson in Dialogue with Carmen Mörsch [Rising East Online], Issue No. 7, September 2007.
Available: http://www.uel.ac.uk/risingeast/archive07/interviews/leeson.htm

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 2006, The Art of Change in Fotografia y Activismo, ed. J.L. Marzo, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona.

Leeson, L. 2005, Exploding the Frame in Art for Change – Loraine Leeson, Works from 1975-2005, ed. C. Mörsch et al, NGBK, Berlin, Berlin, pp. 10-43.
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Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 2005, Docklands Community Poster Project in Real Estate: Art in a Changing City, ed. B+B, cat. ICA, London.

Cockram, J. and Leeson, L. 2005. Re-generation in Engage 17 Regeneration (London), Summer ‘05 pp. 45-55.
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Leeson, L. 2004, An Art of Change in Mailout (Chesterfield), Oct./Nov., pp. 19-21.
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Leeson, L. 2000, East Londoners in Public Art Journal (Bideford), ed. D. Thakera, vol.1, no. 4, pp. 61-62.

Leeson, L. 1999, To Infinity and Beyond: New Technologies, the Arts and Education in Rising East, ed. T. Butler, Lawrence and Wishart, London, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 136-142.
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Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1997, The Aesthetics of Collaboration in Art Journal, ed. Grant Kester, CAA, New York, pp. 26 – 37.
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Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1996, ‘The Art of Change’ in Artists’ Stories, eds. A. Douglas & Wegner, N., AN Publications, Sunderland, pp. 8–13.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1995, ‘Digital Vision in Docklands’ in 20:20 (Brighton), Issue 3, Autumn, pp.23- 28 and front cover.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L 1994, ‘The Art of Change’ in Domini Públic, ed. Departament de Cultura del la Generalitat de Catalunya, cat. Centre d´Art SantaMónica, Barcelona pp. 52–61 and 156-158.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L 1994, ‘Seeing through Prejeudice’ in Mailout, Feb./March, pp. 9-10.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L 1993, ‘The Art of Change in Docklands’ in Mapping the Futures, ed J. Bird et al, Routlege, London and New York, pp. 136-149.

Dunn, P. Leeson, L. 1992, ‘Digital Highways, Local Narratives’ in AND No.27, London.

Nairne, S. et al. 1987, State of the Art: Ideas & Images in the 1980’s, interview with Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson, Channel Four, Chatto & Windus, London, pp.182–189.

L.Leeson et al, 1987, ‘The Docklands Community Poster Project’, in Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, ed. Heresies Collective, vol. 6, no. 2, Issue 22, p.8.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1986, ‘The Changing Picture’, in Photography Politics: Two, eds. P. Holland, J. Spence & S, Watney, Comedia/Photography Workshop, London, pp.102-118.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1985, ‘The Changing Picture of Docklands’, in Cultures in Contention, eds, D. Kahn & D. Neumaier, Real Comet Press, Seattle, pp.14–35.

Hirst, L. 1984 ‘Docklands Community Poster Project’, interview with Loraine Leeson, Sandra Buchanan and Peter Dunn in BEE: Bulletin of Environmental Education (Nottingham), July, pp. 11-18.

Condé, C. 1982, ‘The Changing Picture: What’s going on Behind our Backs?’, interview with Loraine Leeson and Peter Dunn in Fuse (Toronto), September, pp. 96-100.

Leeson, L. 1980, ‘East London Health Project’ in Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists (cat.), ed. L. Lippard, cat. ICA, London.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1979 ‘The East London Health Project’, in Control (London), issue 11, November, pp. 23-25.

Dunn, P. and Leeson, L. 1978, ‘Towards a Transitional Practice’ in Strike (Toronto), vol.2,no. 2, pp.28-29.

Read, S. 1978, ‘Towards a Political Practice’, interview with Loraine Leeson and Peter Dunn in Camerawork, No.21, pp. 11-13.

Dunn, P and Leeson, L. 1977, ‘The Present Day Creates History’ in Art Communication (Toronto), no.6, pp. 5-8.

Dunn, P and Leeson, L. 1977, ‘The Present Day Creates History’ in Art & Politics, ed. B. Taylor, Winchester School of Art Press, Hampshire, pp.107 – 115.

Practice also featured in:

Cohen, P. 2013, On the Wrong Side of the Track? East London and the Post-Olympics, Lawrence and Wishart, London

Robinson, H. 2012, Feminist and… (cat.), Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.

Pringle, E. 2012, Learning Events: Education as Action in The Tanks at Tate Modern, Tate Publications, p.45.

Dunn, P. 2012, ‘Intentions and Interventions’ in NUTOPIA a critical view of future cities, ed. Malcolm Miles & Jennie Savage, Plymouth University Press, pp.100-115.

Flood, C. 2012, British Posters: advertising art & activism, V & A publishing London and Harry N Abrams New York.

Miller, J. and Owen, R. 2011, Portrait of Resistance: The Art and Activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. Film, Anti-amnesiac Inc. Toronto.

Serra Permanyer, M. (2010) ‘ From the Artistic Gesture to the Production of Public Space: Creation and Action in the Living City’ in Revista: Proyecto, Progreso, Arquitectura, N2 Superposiciones al Territorio, University of Seville, pp.50-51.

Times Higher Education (London), 12 August 2010, p.22.

Martin, G. (ed.), 2010, Crunchtime 2010. [Online], York. Available from: www.crunchtime2010.org/pages/catalogue.html.

Light, A. 2009 ‘Democratising Technology: A Method’ in Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings, ed. T. Inns, Gower, Ashgate Publishing, Farnham.

Schega, M. 2009, ‘Create a Better Life: www.volco.org’ in Grundschule, Vol. 11 November 2009, Braunschweig, pp.34-36.

Naidus, B. 2009, Arts for Change: Thinking outside the Frame, New Village Press, Oakland, CA, pp.167-9

Cartiere, C. and Willis, S. 2008, The Practice of Public Art, Routledge, London.

Berg, J. et al (ed.), 2008, Houses in Transformation, NAi Uitgevers, Rotterdam, pp. 78-82.

Suchin. P. 2007, ‘Mistaken as Red’ in Metamute 26/03/2007 http://www.metamute.org/en/Mistaken-As- Red, pp. 1-11.

Deepwell, K. 2007, ‘Social Feminism and the Question of Difference’ in n.paradoxa Vol. 19, pp. 90-95, KT Press, London.

B+B, 2006,‘The Politics of Participation in Urban Change’ in Art and Architecture Journal 05/06, pp.21-22.

Harding, A, 2005, ‘Planet VOLCO’ in Magic Moments, Black Dog, London, pp. 266-269.

Sullivan, L. 2005, ‘Get Real! Art, Regeneration, and Resistance’ in Metamute, Vol. M24: Web Exclusive, http://www.metamute.com/look/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=1&NrIssue=24&NrSection=5&Nr Article=1527, pp. 1-13.

Kester, G. 2004, Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art, University of California Press, Berkely, Los Angeles, London, pp.22-25 and 170-171.

Mörsch, C. 2002, ‘Gallery Education in Grossbritannien’ in Kunstvermittlung: zwischen partizipatorischen Kunstprojekten und interaktiven Kunstaktionen, eds. L.Baumann & H. Schepers, AdKV, Berlin, pp.20-22.

Maiden, M.W. 2002, Photography: a Cultural History. Laurence King, London, pp. 421-422.

Vale, L.J. and Warner, S. B. (eds.) 2001, Imaging the City. Continuing Struggles and New Directions, Centre for Urban Policy Research, New Jersey, pp. 353-356.

Dunn, P. 1998, ‘Colour Matching the Chameleon: Identity in the Information Age’ in Art & Urban Futures: Art, Locality & Diversity, ed. M. Miles, Intellect Press, vol. 1.

Ontario Arts Council (ed.) 1998, ‘West Meets East’ in Community Arts Workbook, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, pp 42-43.

Dunn, P. 1997, ‘Collaboration: definitions and dialogues’ in AN Magazine (Sunderland), May.

Owen, K. 1996, Digital Creativity, Gulbenkian Foundation, London.

Miles, M. 1996, Art, Space and the City, Routledge, London, pp. 178-9.

Dunn, P. 1996, ‘Dancing with the Devil’ in Mailout: Arts work with people (Huddersfield), June/July, pp.6-8 and cover.

Malcolm, D. (ed.) 1995 ‘Public/Media/Arts’ in Art with People, AN Publications, Sunderland, p. 100 and front cover.

Connolly, C. 1995, ‘Between Family Lines’ in Jewish Socialist (London), No.6, p.51.

Bard, J. 1994, ‘Female Family Fortunes’ in Jewish Chronicle (London), 11 March, p.24.

Bezencenet, S. 1993, ‘The Art of Going Public’ in Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, San Francisco, vol. 20 no.2, Fall/Winter, pp 9–11.

Jones, S. 1993, ‘Art in Public’ in AN Publications, Sunderland.

Bird, J. 1993 ‘Dystopia on the Thames’ in Mapping the Futures, ed J.Bird et al, Routlege, London and New York, pp. 136-149.

Dunn, P. 1992, ‘Digital Highways, Local Narratives’ in AND: Journal of Art and Education (London), No.27, pp. 91-92.

Dunn, P. 1991, ‘The Art of Change’ in Mailout (Loughborough), June/July, pp. 12-13.

Dunn, P. 1991, ‘Digital Highways’ in Ten.8 (Birmingham), vol.2, no.2, pp. 28-31.

Falk, L. and Fischer, B. (eds.) 1987, The Event Horizon. Essays on Hope, Sexuality, Social Space and Media(tion) in Art, Coach House Press and Walter Phillips Gallery, Toronto. pp. 188–190.

Evans, D and Gohl, S. 1986, Photomontage: a Political Weapon, Gordon Fraser, London and Bedford, pp. 86–90.

Dunn, P. 1985, ‘Changes’ in Block (London), issue 12, pp. 41-44.

Dunn, P. 1985, ‘The Changing Picture of Debate’ in AND: Journal of Art and Education (London)

Eiblmayr, S., Export, V., Pirschl-Maier, M. (eds.) 1985, Kunst mit Eigen-sinn: Aktuelle Kunst von Frauen, Löcker, Munich and Vienna, p.166.

Dunn, P. 1983, ‘The Mirrors of Capitalism’ in Chartist (London) Feb/April, pp. 16-17 and front cover.

Braden, S. 1983, Committing Photography, Pluto Press, London, pp.54-60.

Walker, J.A. 1983, Art in the Age of Mass Media, Pluto Press, London and New South Wales, p.99.

Frieden: Ein Wort und…Bilder und… 1983-1984, Galerie für Photografie, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Galerie für Photographie, Baunschweig and Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, p.59

Cork, R. 1981 ‘How a Heartbreak can Heal’ in The New Standard (London), 19 March.

Januszczak, W. 1981, ‘In Search of a Grain of Truth’ in The Guardian (London), 23 March

Cork, R. 1978, ‘Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson’ in Art for Whom? (cat.) Serpentine Gallery, London, pp. 15-18.

Entries and/or images in the following:

Time Out (London), 26 Mar – 8 Apr, 2013, p.16

Donne, M. 2010, The Rime of the Modern Mariner. Film, The Brass Moustache, London.

Cartiere, C. and Willis, S. 2008, The Practice of Public Art, Routledge, London.

Shetland Islands Council, 2006, ‘VOLCO: A Virtual Planet in Cyberspace’ in Creative Links, Issue 2, p.2.

‘The Politics of Participation in Urban Change’ in Art & Architecture Journal, No 64, London. pp. 21-22.

Rosler, M. 2004, Decoys and Disruptions, Writings 1975-2001, October Books, Southampton.

Williams, S., Newton, K., and Fehily, C. (eds.) 2003, Talking Pictures: Thinking through Photography, IRIS/Imaginative Minds, Birmingham, p.13. and CD.

Campany, D. (ed.), 2003, Art and Photography, Phaidon, London, p.29.

Blunt, A. et al, 2003, Cultural Geography in Practice, Department of Geography, Queen Mary’s College, University of London.

Adams, E., 2001, Educated about Public Art, Commissions East, England, p.28. Urban Geography, Routledge, London, 2000.

British Women Artists Diary, The Women´s Press, London, 1999.

Foster, J. 1999, Docklands: Cultures in Conflict, Worlds in Collinsion, UCL Press, London:, pp.143, 149.

Talking Photography: catalogue of the audio and visual collections at the British Library National Sound Archive, London 1998, p.14.

Dunn, P. 1996, ‘Dancing with the Devil’ in Mailout: Arts work with people (Huddersfield), June/July, pp.6-8 and cover.

Artists Newsletter (Sunderland), May 1995.

Dunn, P. 1991, ‘The Art of Change’ in Mailout (Loughborough), June/July, pp. 12-13.

People in the Urban Landscape, GCSE Geography text book, Collins, London and Glasgow, 1989

Geography Today, Book 1, Collins, London and Glasgow, 1987

And: Journal of Art and Art Education (London), no. 11/12, 1987.

British Women Artists Diary, The Women´s Press, London, 1987.

Social Space – a Documentary (cat.) Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, 1984.

London Labour Briefing (London) no.36, Feb. 1984.

The People’s Plan for the Royal Docks, Newham Docklands Forum (London) 1983

Joint Docklands Action Group, 1983, ‘Bleeding Docklands Dry’ in Chartist (London) Feb/April, p.15.

Critical Montage, The Small Mansion Arts Centre, London, September 1983

East End News, Issue 14, Friday June 12, London, 1981

Time Out (London), 28 Nov.-4 Dec, 1980, p.82

Union (London), Tower Hamlets Trades Council, Nov. 1979

Labour Monthly (London), September 1979

The Leveller (London), no. 31, October 1979

Artery 17 (London), 1979. Block (London), Issues 1&2, 1985.

Health Links, Third world First, 1978 Whitechapel Open, cat., Whitechapel Gallery, London, July–August 1978.

Art for Society (cat.) Whitechapel Gallery, London, May–June 1978.

Art Text, Warsaw 1977

Control, London, Issue 10, 1977


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