People & Dancefloors - Narratives of Drug Taking from the UK

Sunday, 4 October 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick and Ash chat with the team from People and Dancefloors, a UK project focused on telling the broader story of people who choose to take drugs. We also hear about how Covid-19 has effected the UK's nightlife and party scene.

PEOPLE AND DANCEFLOORS

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The People and Dancefloors project was created by Daniel King and Dr Giulia Zampini. The research was designed by Giulia Zampini. The project has recently expanded to welcome Dr Eveleigh Buck-Matthews and Dr Anthony Killick on the research team. 


A manifesto by people who choose to take drugs


WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO TAKE DRUGS?

For too long, drug users have been portrayed as either criminals(1) or victims(2) of the potential ill effects of the substances that they choose to take. Although all drugs are harmful, and can be dangerous and even life-threatening(3), in most cases, the consequences of recreational drug taking are not negative.

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Sunday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Harm reduction and drug law reform activism, a counter voice to current drug narratives. Breathing reality into the myths, fabrications and distortions that exist around drugs. News, academia, and culture.

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Nick Wallis, Ash Blackwell and regular co-hosts

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