Podcast: "The Art of Being Dangerous"

Cover art for "The Art of Being Dangerous"

The latest instalment of the New Books Network podcast features a look at our 2021 volume with Leuven University Press, The Art of Being Dangerous, edited by Jo Shaw and Ben Fletcher-Watson.

In the podcast, Ben explains the genesis of the Dangerous Women Project back in 2016, and explains how the contributions to the book, with more than 50 authors, explore issues of danger, conflict, identity and power.

The Art of Being Dangerous: Exploring Women and Danger through Creative Expression offers many different images of women, some humorous, some challenging, some well-known, some forgotten, but all unique. In a dazzling variety of creative forms, artists and writers of diverse identities explore what it means to be a dangerous woman. With almost 100 evocative images, this collection showcases an array of contemporary art that highlights the staggering breadth of talent among today's female artists. It offers an unparalleled gallery of feminist creativity, ranging from emerging visual artists from the UK to multi-award-winning writers and translators from the Global South.

The book emerges from the Dangerous Women Project 2016-2017. For more information, visit dangerouswomenproject.org