Sophie Hope is a lecturer and practice-based researcher at Birkbeck, University of London in the Film, Media and Cultural Studies Department.
Her work is often developed with others through the format of devised workshops exploring subjects such as art and politics in the year 1984, physical and emotional experiences of immaterial work, stories people tell about socially engaged art commissions and the ethics of employability in the creative industries. Recent projects include: 1984 Dinners, Manual Labours with Jenny Richards, Social Art Map and Critical Work Placements.
Her PhD (2011) ‘Participating in the Wrong Way? Practiced Based Research into Cultural Democracy and the Commissioning of Art to Effect Social Change’ is available to download on her website.
Sophie is also a member of the Movement for Cultural Democracy.