2022 No Stone Unturned, ELIA Biennial Conference 2022, Helsinki, Finland.
2022 Active Energy: bringing local knowledge into the public realm at Ecoart in Action: Fostering Social and Ecological Change (online), WEAD, Oakland California.
2020 Living Well: health, wellbeing and the built environment, Middlesex University, London.
2019 Building Complicities: Collaborative artistic practices, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona (keynote).
2019 Art as a tool for social change: The Docklands Community Poster Project and its legacy, Royal l Docks l Works, London.
2019 For Walls with Tongues, University of Greenwich, London.
Social Art Summit, Site Gallery, Sheffield.
2018 Photomontage Then and Now, Four Corners, London.
2018 Activisms and Artivisms, Create/Feminisms, Middlesex University.
2018 Communalities, urbanities and artistic commonalities, Birkbeck University of London.
2018 Co-creation as a Strategy for Change, Co-Creation Network, University of Bath.
2017 For Walls with Tongues, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2017 Delirium and Resistance, Showroom Gallery, London.
2017 The World Transformed, Momentum Fringe Labour Party Conference, Fabrica, Brighton
2017 Confluence: Public Art and the Thames, Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum.
2017 The Unlimited Edition Live! London Festival of Architecture, Underdog Gallery.
2017 Places in Flux and the Place for Art, V&A Lansbury Micro Museum, London.
2017 Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration, Riverside Museum Glasgow
2016 Feeding the Insatiable, Dartington Hall.
2016 The World Transformed, Momentum Fringe Labour Party Conference,The Black-e, Liverpool
2016 Four Corners: 40 years of film in East London, Four Corners Gallery, London.
2016 Public Exposures, OCAD University,Toronto.
2016 How to Do It (H2DI), King’s College, London
2016 The Practicing Feminist, Tate Britain
2015 Deadline Festival, Tate Modern. London
2015 A Greater London: The GLC Story, the Rag Factory, London
2015 Community Arts? Learning from the legacy of artists’ social initiatives, The Black-e, Liverpool
2015 Storming the Citadels, Birkbeck University of London.
2014 Creative Citizens, Royal College of Art, London.
2014 The Impossible Constellation, University of Lincoln.
2014 Art, Recognition and Social Science: Re-Thinking (E)valuation, AHRC: Cultural Intermediation: Connecting Communities in the Creative Urban Economy, Liverpool Central Library.
2014 Curating Community? The Relational and Agonistic Value of Participatory Arts in Superdiverse Localities, Goldsmiths University of London at Centre for Creative Collaboration, London.
2014 Just What makes our Art Schools so Different? ICA, London.
2014 Designing a Better Future: A Participatory Platform for Exchange, CAA 102nd Annual Conference, Chicago
2014 The Art and Politics of Social Engagement, Tetley Project Space, Leeds
2013 Activating the Gap between Knowledge and Imagination, Middlesex University, London.
2012 Sustainable Communities, CREST, London (Keynote)
2012 London: City of Paradox, University of East London
2012 Project Logic, Goldsmiths University of London
2012 Politics of Participation and Collaborative Practice, University of East London
2012 On the Edge, Museum of London Docklands
2012 Improvised, Included, Uncovered, Goldsmiths University of London
2011 Participants United, University of Central Lancashire
2011 Art in Urban Revitalization, University of Washington, Tacoma
2010 Inspiring Digital Engagement, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
2010 Place Beyond Place, Harris Museum, Preston (keynote)
2009 Cultural Negotiations, International University of Andalucia, Granada
2009 Artist Educator Innovations: The Changing Nature of Artist Educators’ work in a Global Economy, CAA 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles
2009 Archiving the Everyday, CCSR, University of East London
2008 Reversible Actions, Centre d’Art i Creació Contemporània. Vic, Catalonia
2008 Visible Rights, Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University
2008 Communities and Territories, American University of Beirut 2008 Dialogical Practices, Esbaluard, Museu d’Art Modern, Palma, Majorca
2008 On the Margins of Technology, SPACE Gallery, London
2007 Archiving: An Accident of Practice? Interface Institute, Belfast
2007 Public Art: What For? Who For? Farset Centre, Belfast
2006 Kultur der Differenz, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2006 Community Cultural Development: Communities and Regeneration, Museum of Granollers, Spain
2006 City Collaborations, City Arts, Dublin
2006 Young People – New Places for Learning, Leisure and Living: are we getting it right? University of East London
2006 Host Cities: Education, Culture and Regeneration, Excel, London
2006 Producing Public(s): debates on art and the public sphere, Interface Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast
2005 Das Rad Erfinden (Inventing the Wheel), NGBK, Berlin
2005 Real Estate Agents: Action through Communication, ICA London
2005 Evolving the Future, Darwin Summer Symposium, Shrewsbury
2004 Artist as Activist, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2004 Art in Context: International Perspectives, Columbia College, Chicago
2004 The Middle Ground, Bourneville Centre for Visual Arts, Birmingham
2003 Cultural Diversity in Post-Colonial Britain, Zagreb and Pula, Croatia
2002 England’s Streaming, FACT, Liverpool
2002 Message in a Bottle, 3rd European Festival of Learning Cities and Regions, BALTIC, Gateshead
2002 Knowledge Economy, University of East London
2002 Arcadia Revisited, Holbourne Museum of Art, Bath
2002 Really Youthful Knowledge, University of East London
2001 Arts and the Learning City, British Library, London
2000 Public Art – making it work, National Sculpture Factory, Dublin
2000 Open, Arts Council of England, Roundhouse London
2000 347 minutes, ideas and experimentation, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2000 NSEAD Millennium Conference, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
2000 Children, Photography and Digital Technology, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
1999 Looking Outside: Public Art Now, Institute of Contempory Art (ICA), London
1999 Changing Views of Public Spaces, Royal College of Art, London
1998 Across the Boundaries, Action for Children’s Arts, Nottingham
1997 Vital Links, Arts Council of Ontario, Toronto
1997 The Artist, the Citizen, the Entrepreneur, Council of Europe, London
1997 Virtue and Vulgarity, University of Reading
1995 Expanding Meanings in Public Art, Ikon Gallery Birmingham
1994 Critical Practices, Middlesex University
1987Local, Impressions Gallery, York
1987 State of the Art, Laing Gallery, Newcastle
1985 Art and the Urban Environment, Syntax, Calgary, Alberta
1984 Social Space, Banff Centre, Alberta
1983 Cultural Politics and Visual Representation, Polytecnic of Central London
1979 Art Politics & Ideology, Dartington College, Devon
1979 Whose Art, What Society?, Art & Research Exchange, Belfast
1978 5 Polemics, CEAC, Toronto
1977 Planning and Cultural Identity, Free International University, Documenta 6, Kassel
1977 Art Activity in the Context of Reality, Galeria Remont, Warsaw
1977 Art and Society, Ecole Sociologique Interrogative, Paris
1977 Art and Politics, AIR Gallery London