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      Creative Connections: The power of contemporary art to explore European citizenship

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          Across Europe, educational institutions are essential in assisting exploration of politics, culture and history, and the use of creative arts appears crucial to supporting this aim. This article reports on Creative Connections, a multi-partner research project that facilitated exchanges for young people to explore their European identities using online art galleries and blogging technologies. Their multimodal conversations revealed an openness to consider artworks as sources of knowledge and experience. Participants did not focus on the nationality of the artist, but concentrated on the relationship that the subject matter of the work had with their own concerns. Anxiety related to populism, exclusive nationalism, social inequality and new forms of labour appeared to impact young European citizens’ relationships and their perceptions of democracy.

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                London Review of Education
                LRE
                UCL Press (UK )
                1474-8479
                21 July 2020
                : 18
                : 2
                : 281-298
                Affiliations
                UCL Institute of Education, UK
                University of Barcelona, Spain
                University of Lapland, Finland
                Instituto Politécnico, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
                Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
                National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
                Roehampton University, UK
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Email: Mary.richardson@ 123456ucl.ac.uk
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                10.14324/LRE.18.2.10
                Copyright © 2020 Richardson, Hernández-Hernández, Hiltunen, Moura, Fulková, King and Collins.

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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