Citizens of Everywhere blog

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The Citizens of Everywhere blog publishes short essays (which might also include creative writing, art, videos, interviews and more) that explore ideas of citizenship in the twenty-first century. If you would like to write for us, please get in touch: cniw@liverpool.ac.uk


Citizens of Everywhere… in the Community: Perspectives on a Workshop

Posted on: 14 August 2018 | Category: Posts

Citizens of Everywhere recently ran a workshop with Moving On With Life and Learning (MOWLL), a Liverpool-based charity that supports adults and young people with learning disabilities and mental health concerns. The 90-minute session, devised by a group of PhD students from the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Liverpool Hope, was designed to be a creative way in which to discuss the meaning of citizenship and definitions of Britishness with members of the local community.


A Poem for the Citizens of Liverpool

Posted on: 16 July 2018 | Category: Posts

The following poem was produced during a recent Citizens of Everywhere workshop with Liverpool-based charity Moving On With Life and Learning (MOWLL). The organisation caters to adults with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health concerns, offering them the support to access vital services, and educational and creative opportunities in the city.


Christmas Dinner

Posted on: 23 November 2017 | Category: Posts

Each time I re-read Theresa May’s infamous speech on citizenship, I’m left with no words. There are many eloquent responses on this blog to May’s speech. If I may, I’m simply going to use this space to let you know about a project which I think exemplifies the actual meaning of citizenship.


Animal

Posted on: 26 July 2017 | Category: Posts

Jaguar

Ever since pre-Hispanic times the jaguar has moved freely between worlds, roaming between night and day, between earth and spirit realm.


Power Mediated: Three Poems from Brussels

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | Category: Posts

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Not long after moving to Brussels, I read these words of John Berger: ‘[In Livorno,] I discovered that I wanted as little as possible to do in this world with those who wield power.


Nothing is Wasted: A Radical Bookseller’s View of Hope 

Posted on: 28 April 2017 | Category: Posts

Kelmscott Manor

What is the role of a bookshop in these troubled times? One author recently showed an astounding misunderstanding by asserting that a bookshop's stock should present opposing views, that for a bookseller to choose their stock implies censorship of the books not chosen.


L. Susan Stebbing 1885-1943

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | Category: Posts

LS Stebbing

Political events of the past year indicate a pressing need to understand the ways in which language can be used to influence and to manipulate, particularly in relation to an electorate choosing how to cast its vote.


My passport is maroon

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | Category: Posts

Speaking to me recently about Brexit, a German living in Luxembourg mentioned that the scariest border experience he had ever had in his life was crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the 1970s.


Am I Not A Citizen?

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | Category: Posts

Theresa May

The following talks to and mirrors Theresa May's infamous ´Citizens of Nowhere´ speech delivered on 5 October 2016. I wrote it a few days before Article 50 was triggered.


We are all citizens of the world

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | Category: Posts

Solvay conference

Scientists seek to discover and describe knowledge, while engineers seek to apply and deploy the same knowledge by creating technology that supports our global society. In their quests, both scientists and engineers are dependent on each other and on those that have gone before them.


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    Citizens of Everywhere… in the Community: Perspectives on a Workshop

    Posted on: 14 August 2018 | Category: Posts

    Citizens of Everywhere recently ran a workshop with Moving On With Life and Learning (MOWLL), a Liverpool-based charity that supports adults and young people with learning disabilities and mental health concerns. The 90-minute session, devised by a group of PhD students from the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Liverpool Hope, was designed to be a creative way in which to discuss the meaning of citizenship and definitions of Britishness with members of the local community.


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