10 buzzwords that dominated the arts in 2019

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Our language tells us a lot about who we are: our embrace of trends, our professional priorities and where we place value. So what did 2019 say?

It is no surprise that the Oxford (Dictionary) Word of the Year is ‘climate emergency’, while the Collins Dictionary chose ‘climate strike’, despite the term first being registered in November 2015 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Artists too embraced the zeitgeist.

George Dunford and Gina Fairley

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