Spike Island is pleased to announce Jack Young as the recipient of Spike Island Engagement Fellowship for South West-based Curators. Young will be working alongside Spike Island’s Programme team to develop and deliver The Body Forest, a year-long programme of public events and engagement activities.
Jack Young is an artist and participatory educator living in Bristol. He writes experimental fiction and non-fiction with a focus on queer ecologies, and his hybrid chapbook Urth will be published by Big White Shed in 2022. He co-hosts the literary podcast Tender Buttons in partnership with Storysmith bookshop in Bedminster. As an educator, he works with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, developing arts-based critical pedagogy with a particular emphasis on multilingual filmmaking, applied theatre and creative writing. He has worked with schools and institutions in Barcelona and London including MACBA, Institut Broggi, the Royal Academy, Horniman Museum, Tate and Gasworks.