The Rights Studio

The Rights Studio is a creative hub for people and organisations to engage on human rights issues affecting children, young people and future generations in creative and artistic ways.

Read our latest issue of What Lies Beneath on Movement, a magazine that explores big issues facing humanity from the intersection of human rights and the arts.

Weekly Journal

Our latest thinking

The Art of Doing Less

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

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The Artist as Visionary

In this final piece in our series on the role of the artist – and our final piece for this year – we travel forwards. Our earlier pieces explored the artist’s role in helping us shape complex emotions, reveal truths, and contribute to democracy. In this piece, we explore the artist’s role in relation to the future – this is the artist as visionary.

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Post Wars’ Quick Fixes

When an armed conflict breaks out, donors rush to respond to humanitarian needs. Funds are typically issued quickly and consequently, projects are developed quickly. But is rushed support based on people's actual needs and priorities, or rather on the organisations’ and donors’ priorities?

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The Artist as Critic

“From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life... but nothing I did before the age of 70 was worthy of attention. At 73, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am 86..."

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Our latest Collaborations

Creative Praxis and Working with Children and Young People

Co-founder Veronica Yates took part in the third in a series of grounded dialogues on child and youth rights, hosted by Rejuvenate. Born at the Institute of Development Studies, Rejuvenate is a project that recognises the value that children and young people can bring when they are given the space and support to do so.

The event took place online on February 23rd, 2022. It can be watched here.

Our Stories, Our Faces, Our Voices: Who Tells Our Story?

Co-Founder and Art Director, Miriam Sugranyes took part in the 4th Conversation of the series Reconstructing Children’s Rights, an online institute about dismantling racism, neo-colonialism, and patriarchy in humanitarian and development efforts to protect children and support families.

A recording of the conversation, broadcasted on November 10th, 2021, can be watched here.

“The system will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling… their ideas, their version of history, their wars… their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We may be many and they be few… Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

— Arundhati Roy