Decriminalised Futures is a collaborative project using creative tools and popular education to explore sex worker lives, experiences and movement struggles.

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Our events include public exhibitions, workshops, artist meet-ups, mentoring sessions, and an ongoing reading group. The project will culminate in a multi-day conference, bringing together all the work, ideas and knowledge produced over the next four years.

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This project features thirteen artists working on ten selected projects across a range of mediums. They are developing work which builds on themes such as sex work, embodiment, performance, gender, migration and mental health.

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In May 2019, SWARM hosted a three day festival to celebrate ten years of organising. This included panel discussions across a wide range of topics that impact on sex workers, and which connect and intersect with sex worker rights organising as well as broader struggles for justice. The conversations and discussions from that festival lay the groundwork for the Decriminalised Futures project.

Listen to the recordings from that weekend or read the transcripts