The Glasgow Effect: Social Mobility in Scotland – Ellie Harrison & Kenneth Calman
22 Aug 2019
ScotlandsFest, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
A Tale of Two Cities – Ellie Harrison & Jemma Neville
20 Aug 2019
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Future of Public Transport
10 Nov 2018
We Own It conference, London
Roundtable Discussion on Transport Bill
Speaking on behalf of the Get Glasgow Moving campaign, Harrison makes the case for publicly-owned buses and for a properly regulated and integrated public transport network, at the Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee’s Roundtable Discussion on the Transport Bill at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
Art & Energy
9 May 2018
Free Exchange, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire
Art, Activism & the Absurdities of Economic Growth
Harrison’s first TEDx talk gives an overview of her work in the decade that followed the global financial crisis of 2008. She examines the inherent contradiction between the continual and infinite ‘growth’ demanded by capitalism and the ‘sustainability’ necessary to prevent climate change, and explains how some serious analysis of her own lifestyle within our globalised economic system, led her to make some extreme decisions.
From Wild Cat Strikes to Collective Action: Building the University of the Future
4 May 2018
BSA Early Career Forum, Newcastle University
Think Outside the Circle
26 Oct 2017
Transform Scotland AGM, City Chambers, Glasgow
9 Mar 2017
Julie's Bicycle, Barbican, London
The Glasgow Effect
22 Feb 2017
CECHR Annual Symposium, University of Dundee
In Conversation with Kathrin Böhm
26 Jan 2017
NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
The Glasgow Effect
On 8 January 2017, just one week after completing her year-long ‘durational performance’ The Glasgow Effect, for which she refused to travel outside Glasgow for the whole of 2016, Harrison gave a talk about the work at the Glasgow Film Theatre. On 4 November 2019, she published a book providing the full context for her thinking and action.
Scottish Artists Union AGM
Harrison was invited to be guest speaker at the 2016 AGM of the Scottish Artists Union, the union she has been a member of since 2010. She offered some insights into her research and work during The Glasgow Effect, in relation to some timeless trade union themes: solidarity and exploitation.
Get Glasgow Moving
Speaking as founder of the Bring Back British Rail campaign at the Get Glasgow Moving! Building a citywide Public Transport campaign meeting, Harrison gives an account of her experience of various public transportation systems in cities around the UK to show how and why Glasgow must radically transform its own. (Timecode 08:54-19:25)
What can the world learn from radical approaches to socially engaged art-making?
Harrison was invited to introduce the Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund project as part of this panel discussion chaired by Anna Cutler at the third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) exploring ‘Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts‘. (Timecode 00:56-09:05)