Spotted Couch is a blog that uses arts across many disciplines to engage in discussions around social justice and crime with the intention of arousing or provoking its readers.

The word, “spotted” means to mark or stain with or as if with spots.  A couch is a place of honour for welcomed guests (who might come for dinner and a lively discussion) but as a thing or an action, it also carries other meanings and inferences such as to “couch” or to express (something) in a certain manner.


  1. I like it……very interesting….
    Didn’t know about the “priming coat of paint or varnish used in artistic painting”….
    I will come to sit often…..save my spot…..as in “place”…

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    • Yes, good point! I was thinking about it in the context of my interest in art re: social context and how the priming sets the base on which to create a story or commentary. Might be too obscure of a reference!

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  2. Very nice post… thanks.

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  3. I love that you are highlighting the power of art in relation to social justice and crime. We seek to use the power of art to highlight importance social justice issues and stories, often stories of individuals who rarely get their voices heard. Our latest project focuses on solitary confinement. We’d love to connect to see if you’d like to preview our pilot episode of our show, “The wHOLE.” You can learn more on our website – http://thewholeseries.com/ and thanks so much for this site and your work in this area.

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  4. Thanks for this important blog. Hope you’ll check out POPS the Club http://www.popstheclub.com.



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