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Bromford Dreams – Social Exclusion and Graffiti Spiritualities. The Bigger Picture. The nature of Social Exclusion The contested ‘N.E.E.T’ acronym Debates about Secularisation and ‘Belief’ The nature of a ‘N.E.E.T Spirituality (in Bromford and as seen on the Cube). Social Exclusion.

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Bromford dreams social exclusion and graffiti spiritualities

Bromford Dreams – Social Exclusion and Graffiti Spiritualities


The bigger picture

The Bigger Picture

  • The nature of Social Exclusion

  • The contested ‘N.E.E.T’ acronym

  • Debates about Secularisation and ‘Belief’

  • The nature of a ‘N.E.E.T Spirituality (in Bromford and as seen on the Cube)


Social exclusion

Social Exclusion

‘...a short hand term for what can happen when people or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime, bad health and family breakdown.’

(Social Exclusion Unit, 1998)


Social exclusion1

Social Exclusion


The bromford

The Bromford…


The bromford1

The Bromford…


N e e t or not

N.E.E.T or Not?

15.6% of 16-24 year olds are not in education, employment or training– more than 1.1 million young adults designated N.E.E.T (the highest rate, at 20%, being in the West Midlands).

Status Zer0 & Underclass…

‘...the term “NEET” is imperfect…its use as a noun to refer to a young person can be pejorative and stigmatising...’


Thinking about belief

Thinking about ‘Belief’

  • ‘Believing and belonging’: ‘Belief’ can denote personal assent to formalised propositions about the purpose of life and involvement in religious communities.

  • ‘Believing not belonging’: increasingly people affirm Judaeo-Christian theological themes but do not connect this ‘private faith’ with any need to publicly belong to a faith group.

  • ‘Believing in Belonging: ‘Belief’ can be seen more as a means of expressing a communal identity than individual existential questioning.


From belief to spirituality a bromford tale

From ‘Belief’ to ‘Spirituality’ - A Bromford Tale

  • ‘The subjectivities of each individual become a…unique source of…meaning and authority...The goal is not to defer to a higher authority but to…forge one’s own inner-directed…life.’ (Heelas and Woodhead)

  • ‘Spiritualities of life’ (Lynch)

  • Individualised, disengaged from religious narratives, ‘D.I.Y’ rather than ‘pre-packaged’ and focused around immanence rather than transcendence.


Neet spiritualities

NEET Spiritualities

  • ‘I believe in God but He doesn’t live round here.’

  • ‘Bromford’s shit and God’s a Bastard’

  • ‘I’d build a bridge across the M6 so I could go to HMV.’

  • ‘I believe in Bromford and in my music I’m trying to tell our story.’

  • ‘If you got talent then use it. Don’t sell drugs sell music. You only have one life so don’t lose it.’

  • ‘Love is the basis of reality.’

  • ‘No struggle, no progress, no limits.’

  • ‘Value life’.

  • ‘More than money.’


Bromford dreams

Bromford Dreams….

  • Not a piece of public art but an organic expression of anger, love, fear and hope – this is what it’s like to be young in Bromford in 2012 – raw, real and rooted.

  • a spirituality that arises from social exclusion but refuses to remained imprisoned by it - fear, prayer, violence, unemployment, hope, solidarity, powerlessness and resistance mark it’s sides.


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