John Jordan's work merges the imagination of art and the radical engagement of activism. Co-direc... more
John Jordan's work merges the imagination of art and the radical engagement of activism. Co-director of social art group Platform (1987-1995) he then went on to work in the direct-action collective "Reclaim the Streets" (1995-2000). In 2003 he co-edited the book "We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism" (Verso - and translated in 6 languages). Senior lecturer in fine art at Sheffield Hallam University (1994 - 2003), he left academia to work on the film "The Take" with Naomi Klein and set up the rather stupid idea of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, which now has battalions across the world but from which he has gone Awol. A cofounder of the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination he is presently co-writing a book and film project about Utopian communities in Europe whilst being part of the organising collectives of the UK Climate Camp.