What Is Your Working Class?
By Aidan Teplitzky
What Is Your Working Class? is a new podcast exploring the rich variety that exists in working-classness today by talking to a range of artists, sociologists, and organisations that deal with class within their work. Each episode features a different guest talking about their work and covering subjects such as working-class representation, the complexity of meritocracy, class shame and pride, and how class intersects with gender, race, and sexuality.
What Is Your Working Class?Jun 09, 2021
36. Kirsty Thomas - Make Bank
Kirsty Thomas is an artist and the founder of Make Bank, an organisation who provides creative kits to secondary school children struggling with the additional costs of art subjects.
35. Stefan Szczelkun
Stefan Szczelkun is an artist based in London.
34. Dr Kirsteen Paton
Kirsteen is a sociologist based in Glasgow.
33. Professor Valerie Walkerdine
Valerie Walkerdine is an artist, academic, and researcher based in Wales.
32. Cynthia Cruz
Cynthia is a writer based in Brooklyn.
31. Phil Beadle
Phil is an educator and writer based in London.
30. Chanel Vegas
29. Orla O'Connor - Lit Theatre Company
Orla O'Connor is a Theatre Maker and creative director of the Lit Theatre Company based in Nottingham.
28. Dr Lisa McKenzie
Lisa McKenzie is a writer and researcher.
27. Chris Neville - The Beehive
Chris Neville helps to run The Beehive, an organisation providing working class political education in Greater Manchester.
26. Bethan Jayne
Bethan Jayne is an artist based in Birmingham.
25. Darren Neave
Darren Neave is an artist based near Lincolnshire.
24. The Glasgow Barons - Paul MacAlindin
Paul MacAlindin is a conductor and the artistic director of the Glasgow Barons, Govan’s own orchestra focussing on revitalising local venues with performances and makes music with Govan’s diverse communities.
23. Martin Hayes
Martin Hayes is a poet based in London.
22. Kelly Green
Kelly Green is a performance artist and researcher based in London.
21. Dr. Adele Chynoweth
Dr Adele Chynoweth is an artist, writer, and researcher based in Canberra, Australia.
20. Museum as Muck - Zeynep Kussan, Julie Carr, Fran Riando
Museum as Muck is a network of working-class people aiming to improve the working-class diversity in the museum sector.
19. Xhosa Cole
Xhosa Cole is a Jazz saxophonist and composer based in Birmingham.
18. Michaela Wetherell
Michaela Wetherell is a curator based in Sunderland.
17. The 93% Club - Fin Wright
The 93% Club are a network for state-schooled university students to gain better access to industries dominated by private school graduates. Fin Wright is the Marketing and Communications Director for the 93% Club.
16. Frances Hatherley
Frances Hatherley is a freelance writer and curator and an associate research fellow at the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive at Birkbeck University London.
15. Shaquelle Whyte
Shaquelle Whyte is an artist originally from Wolverhampton and now based in London.
14. Evangeline Harrison
13. Cath Shayler
Cath Shayler is an artist and filmmaker originally from East Yorkshire and now based in London.
12. Beth Hughes
Beth Hughes is a researcher and curator originally from Warrington and now based in London and the curational lead for the Working Class British Art Network.
11. Mitchell Smith
Mitchell Smith is an artist based in London.
10. Mandy Clare
Mandy Clare is the Winsford Dean councillor and founder of the Class Activist website.
9. Daisy Howarth
Daisy Howarth is a painter originally from Essex.
8. Dr. Deirdre O'Neill
Dr Deirdre O'Neill is a filmmaker and independent scholar based in London.
7. Jay Capperauld
Jay Capperauld is a Composer and Saxophonist based in Glasgow.
6. Dr. Lucy Hollingworth
Lucy Hollingworth is a composer, musicologist and writer based in Glasgow.
5. Cherish Marshall
Cherish Marshall is an artist based in Essex.
4. Trackie McLeod
Trackie McLeod is an artist based in Scotland.
3. Richard Greer
Richard Greer is a Composer and Artistic Director living and working in Scotland.
2. Conor Murgatroyd
Conor Murgatroyd is a painter raised in Bradford and now based in London.
1. Jennifer Forward-Hayter
Jennifer Forward-Hayter is a photographer based in London and Dorset primarily focused on documentary and social performance.