At its crux, Pala celebrates the importance of creativity within learning, public pedagogies, and the value of the arts in society. We want to forge an outlet for both our own creative practices and the work of local and international artists, writers and researchers. Pala is not just a publication; it is a safe haven, an art school, a gallery, a conversation, a space to think. We want to emphasise the importance of the arts, providing a space for creative practitioners of all disciplines to showcase their work and inspire others. Spanning critical writing, fiction, poetry, design and illustration, Pala opens up creative forms of thinking to everyone. It celebrates artistic expression as a valuable contribution to society; a way to make sense, a way to enhance wellbeing, and a way to open up conversation.