ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Platform combines art, activism, education and research in one organisation to drive for social and ecological justice.
Established in Cambridge in 1983, Platform was initially a radical theatre group that united art and politics to effect real change.
Platform moved to London in 1986 and made London the focal point of its work. Since then, Platform has continued to develop projects and campaigns with campaigners, grassroots movements, artists and researchers to challenge environmental and social inequalities in the UK and elsewhere, and to envision new futures.
Find out more about current work at http://platformlondon.org
NB. Until around 2009, Platform capitalised its name as PLATFORM..
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers of Platform, (including PLATFORM Cambridge and PLATFORM London) covering campaigns, educational and cultural activism, and funding (1983-2015). Content includes London’s rivers and renewable energy (1987 - 1995), challenging the oil industry and climate change, specifically BP and Shell (1995 to …), solidarity campaigns with oil-affected communities, including Iraq, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Canada, educational art-activist programmes with young people and adults.
QUANTITY: 207 boxes, 15 oversized items, 13 rolled items