For this week’s Workspace Social, we welcome current LSAD SU President, Phil Desmond to discuss art, activism and three major campaigns of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI): the fight for free Higher Level Education, the fight to separate Church and State, and the call for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!
Philip Desmond is a Limerick based artist and recent graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design. On completion of his degree in Fine Art Printmaking & Contemporary Practice, he started into his term as LSAD Students’ Union President. Desmond uses his artwork as a tool for conversation and debate; discussing social taboos as well as dealing with his own mental health, and commenting on the state of mental health care in the Irish society.
The past year in student politics has seen many ups and downs with Ireland in a state of rapid social change where many barriers are still causing havoc for human rights and students’ trust in the Government is at an all-time low. As an artist and activist, Desmond continues to keep up the good fight as he faces into his term as President of Limerick Institute of Technology Students’ Union.
About the Workspace Social:
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday from 1-2pm, a local or visiting artist(s) is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
InformationWorkspace Social #23: Phil Desmond
Thursday 11 May, 1-2pm
Image: Phil Desmond attends the Demonstration for Education in Dublin, 2017.