reconnect:recover:reclaim social space
Breathe! takes inspiration from Numbi‘s legacy of local/global art for change and Virtual Migrant’s methodology of protest performance, to explore the internal and external space of our communities, calling attention to the privatisation and commodification of social spaces.
The history of struggle, resistance and community in east London is rich and vibrant. Yet perhaps now more than ever, our communal spaces are under pressure. The whirlwinds of rising property prices, rents, gentrification, surveillance and over-policing are destroying connections with neighbours and breaking up long standing communities; spaces that we rely on for solidarity, health and conviviality; places where we can meet, connect, share food, dance, sing, breathe.
In this one-day creative workshop with artist and activists you will explore and create performance artworks on the themes of reconnecting to community and reclaiming social space, to be performed in a location the following week.
The venue has assisted access for wheelchair users.
You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date and time
2 June 2019
This is now a past event.