Hannah Dear

Hannah Dear is a writer based in Southend-On-Sea/London who writes about ecological and geopolitical issues in relation to art, culture and politics. Issues such as the politics of food, environmentalism, and the impact of colonialism on contemporary landscapes. She is currently researching agricultural development and how urban agriculture could develop systems that empower communities and public institutions, including public health and education. Her work also takes the form of publication and curation. In 2020 she has co-curated a digital exhibition ‘The Collective_ish’ and Interface London’s ‘And It Was Good’ exhibition.


Hoping for a systemic change to how autism is socially approached, Dear writes a sincere poem observing her brother’s anxiety around the daily news and food in the time of pandemic.


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