Ciaran Thapar

Music

drill artists give blood in a provocative exhibition at london's saatchi gallery

Skengdo x AM and Drillminister have collaborated with Russian artist Andrei Molodkin on a visceral project about censorship.
Ciaran Thapar
6.12.19
Culture

can the morley's knife-free campaign make a difference?

Morley's chicken shop recently gained attention for using their place in south London's community to create conversation about an issue affecting its young customers. Ciaran Thapar went for some wings and a chat with regulars about the campaign.
Ciaran Thapar
4.12.19
Culture

akala talks to i-D about the relationship between racism and violence

"It seems like some people wish to use this problem, which is affecting a very specific demographic of teenage black boys in London, as well as others all over the country, as a way of demonising black people as a whole."
Ciaran Thapar
3.26.19
Opinion

ciaran thapar: what does britishness mean in 2019?

For Ciaran Thapar, a mixed race youth worker living in Brixton, Britishness is an endless pilgrimage back and forth between different sets of opposing poles.
Ciaran Thapar
1.2.19
Culture

the people fighting to end knife crime for good

The UK is experiencing a knife crime epidemic. Kids are dying, the violence is being normalised. Youth worker and writer Ciaran Thapar speaks to those working to end it now.
Ciaran Thapar
10.31.18
Music

67's LD on the state of UK drill music

At the forefront of an evolving drill scene, LD muses on the public policing of the genre and predicts its future.
Ciaran Thapar
10.24.18