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 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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We Have to Talk About Hope

An invitation from Margaret Wheatley - How are you doing as the suffering of people and planet becomes more evident? When you feel grief, sadness, powerlessness, do you reach for hope to propel you into action? Are you afraid without hope or optimism that you’ll sink into despair and hopelessness?

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The Artist as Historian

"Only the story can continue beyond the war and the warrior … It is the story, not the others, that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence. The story is our escort; without it, we are blind." – Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah

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Musings on Interdependence

By Tessa Lewin - It seems that despite the pandemic, and despite the very visible and multiple impacts of climate change, we have much to learn about interdependency – both with other people, and the natural world.

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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.

“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.”

— Hannah Arendt