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: Reimagining Museums for Climate Action

What would it mean to confer museum status on existing Indigenous lands that play a key role in climate action? What does actually constitute a ‘museum’ in today’s society? People’s Palace Projects senior project manager, Thiago Jesus and filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro will reflect on these questions through Natural Future Museums, a video installation that is […]


OCA RED: Living Beyond the End of the World – Xingu at La Biennale di Venezia

Filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro, in collaboration with ACASAGRINGOCARDIA studio and People’s Palace Projects/QMUL, takes the Brazilian Amazon to the heart of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. 22 May, 2021- The immersive audio-visual installation OCA RED invites the world to connect to the Xingu way of life, celebrating indigenous, communal ways of […]


Statement: Covid-19 in Brazil

How People’s Palace Projects has adapted its work during COVID-19 in one of the most affected countries in the world – Brazil – and why we have to carry on. March, 2021 – People’s Palace Projects has a long history working with vulnerable people in Brazil, from prisons, to favelas and indigenous territories. Now, with […]


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, […]



Improving the wellbeing of people with psychosis in Pakistan and India through a participatory theatre technique. Using a technique created by Brazilian theatre-maker and activist Augusto Boal in the 1970’s, People’s Palace Projects will lead participatory arts work with local partners organisations in India and Pakistan to better understand and improve the lives and wellbeing […]

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