Start Producing the Future - Second Free Dayschool
Tuesday October 27, 2009 16:16 by Stuffit @ Trapese collective
@ Arnolfini this Saturday 31st October 10.30am - 6pm
"Everyday, everywhere, through spontaneous and planned actions, people are changing the world, together. These everyday actions come from the growing desire to do it ourselves plant vegetables, organise a community day to get people involved in improving where we live, expose exploitative firms, take responsibility for our health, make cups of tea in a social centre, figure out how to install a shower powered by the sun, make a banner, support strikers, pull a prank to make someone laugh, as well as think", (Do It Yourself, A Handbook for Changing our World.)
The second of three Trapese dayschools is this Saturday and involves Workshops, discussions and walks on the theme Inspiring change and learning together
In the morning there will be participatory talks on popular education and creative vandalism. Not only that but Mick Fuzz is coming from Manchester to do an inspiring talk on how to use the old school media and cutting edge social networking tools to build and create community and facilitate social change.
After a break for lunch where you can bring some food and we can eat together in the gallery the afternoon session presents you with a tricky choice. On one hand we have the Bristol Radical History Mob eager to lead you on a walk around Bristol's most riotious and revolutionary moments (http://www.brh.org.uk/) , and then on the other Elliot Perkins of the international sound art collective Ultra Red, who be faciltiating what we are hope will be an amazing session that will inspire all of us. Here's what they normally do:
"Ultra-red take up the acoustic mapping of contested spaces and histories utilising sound-based research (termed Militant Sound Investigations) that directly engage the organizing and analyses of political struggles. http://www.ultrared.org/directory.html"
We are also hoping that David Graeber the anarchist anthropologist will be here from london, where he will be dazzling us (and maybe vice versa) with his studies of 'The Gift and The Commons' a session on the myriad ways of organising, producing, consuming,making change and everything else. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Graeber
We hope to see you there either for the whole day, or for a bit of it.
On a related note there was a bit of contraversy in the Guardian on Saturday over the Arnolfini / Platform 'C words' project of which we are one part. Apparently ...'the state are giving funding to anti-state activities...' and encouraging people to break the law.
So there you go. Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/oct/23/copen...hange
The Trapese programme is below, but for more information on the entire C words see here: http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/details/416
Inspiring change and learning together
INTRO What tactics and strategies do Ultra Red, Stuffit and Trapese Collective use to engage, inspire and inform social change?
Workshop session 1
* What is popular education and how can it help us change the world? Learn the Trapese toolkit for participatory teaching and learning.
*'Creative Vandalism From one way reception to two way broadcast. Stencils and subverts and how-to make seedbombs.
* A Normal person's guide to on line and off line media activism with Mick Fuzz. A guided discussion on the strategic use of Media to help create change and community. This is and overview of tools and resources available to people wanting to make a difference. We'll look at the What, Why and Hows of Newsletters, film screenings and the cutting edge of social media tools.
Workshop session 2
3- 5pm, choose between:
*'Looking backwards to go forwards, an illuminating walking tour of some local radical spots with Bristol Radical History Group.
* 'What is the sound of climate change?' - International collective 'Ultrared' use audio to create both social change and art. Elliot Perkins from the collective will facilitate this inspiring session
**David Graeber: The Gift and Commons: The millions of ways of organising , producing and consuming, other than the one we have at the moment.
5-6pm Closing-feedback from all workshops and what next?
When? Saturdays 17th October, 31st October, 14th November 2009, 10.30 - 6pm.
Where? Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA www.arnolfini.org.uk
How? Register via Arnolfini box office or phone, T: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Please say which session(s) you plan to attend, or simply turn up and register on the day. Some sessions are 'closed' once they start, others are drop in, (see programme at www.trapese.org)
How much? Participation is not dependent on paying but donations are welcome for the workshop facilitators, who are offering these sessions for free, or to the projects of their choosing.
Food? Bring food to share or there are plenty of local eateries.
Who? Trapese are a popular education collective who among other projects edited, Do It Yourself -Handbook for changing our world, (Pluto, 2007).
Start Producing the Future, Experiments Against Enclosure, Tools to Reclaim the Commons