How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London in the city’s East End, and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

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PPP at COP26 in Glasgow

People’s Palace Projects and two Kuikuro artists at UN Climate Conference in Glasgow Glasgow, 1-12 November 2021 – People’s Palace Projects team are in Glasgow in November with two indigenous artists for a series of events.  Filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro and Yamalui Kuikuro have travelled from the Xingu Indigenous Territories in the Brazilian Amazon basin to […]


Indigenous Research Methods programme: 18/10-05/11

Three weeks of inspiring debates and artistic experiences, 18 October – 5 November 2021. Watch live on People’s Palace Projects’ YouTube channel   October, London – Running for three weeks from Monday 18th October to Friday 5th November 2021, the 4th International Seminar on Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRM) will open alongside Queen Mary University’s Sustainability Week, as part of the activities that PPP are promoting in the run-up to […]


1st Brazil Indigenous Film Festival, 22-24/10 at the ICA

London, 22- 24 October, ICA In the lead-up to the UN Climate Summit, COP26, People’s Palace Projects, Queen Mary University of London and The University of Manchester, in partnership with the ICA and APIB, present 12 productions by Indigenous filmmakers from Brazil, home to the world’s largest remaining rainforest. The three-day festival features shorts films, […]


Creative Climate Connections Xingu-Wales (CCC)

Young people from indigenous villages of Xingu, in the Amazon basin and a group from South Wales are now linked by their experiences and responses to climate change. Though globally and culturally distant, the groups from the UK and Brazil engaged in this project ,are united by their vested interest in the global climate crisis […]


Xingu Encounter

Recent projects: OCA RED: Living Beyond the End of the World – Xingu at La Biennale di Venezia (May-Nov 2021) Reimagining Museums for Climate Action – PPP at COP26 (May-Nov 2021) Kamukuwaká VR: enabling digital futures for indigenous knowledge from the Xingu (2021-2022) Indigenous Research Methods (2019-2021) Overview Since 2014, PPP has worked with filmmaker […]


Kamukuwaká VR: enabling digital futures for indigenous knowledge from the Xingu

Virtual Reality brings back to the Wauja Indigenous Community, in Xingu, the educational experience of visiting their most sacred cave. 2021 marks the third year that the Wauja community from the Upper Xingu, Amazon region, are unable to make their annual pilgrimage to Kamukuwaká, their “book of learning”, an archaeological site that holds Wauja’s believes, […]

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