30 Nov 2010


Hi there...

The SLADE SCHOOL OF ART has just been occupied by students, which means two buildings in the stunning UCL campus are now under occupation. They are planning 3 days of alternative education, art, activism and disobedience this weekend, from Friday night 3rd to Sunday 5th December. The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination will be supporting this and we are calling on all art activists friends to take part in this act of creative rebellion against the cuts in the UK... Its going to be a great space for planning, discussing, plotting the next steps of what looks like a rising movement in this country, but one that needs our collective radical imaginations .... pass on and proliferate xx

you could either:

1) Propose a workshop/event/ talk/ performance/action/installation/ that you could contribute to the weekend ( a short description of it, what you need space and time wise etc )
2) Write a statement of support to the occupation - esp from international artists etc .. would be great
3) Just turn up with your body and rebel soul

The blog for this is -- http://artsagainstcuts.wordpress.com/

pleas email your ideas to me at John@labofii.net and sladeoccupation@gmail.com

There is a meeting TONIGHT 30th at 7pm at the SLADE, round table at top of stairs ! for those interested...


yours JJ

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Was it not a great English Prime Minister who stated that "if a man is not a socialist at age 20, he has no heart, and if he's still a socialist at 30, he has no brain"

Hasn't the last century proved to us all, that socialism, communism, Marxism, Trotskyism,Stalinism , call it whatever you like, is man's greatest failed social experiment ever!

What we have left is Cuba, North Korea, and China, and it is argued that China is socialist in name only. Highly centralized capitalism is more like it.
I do smile though at your '60's retro 'occupation' tactics. Make your point, and move on, hopefully without destruction.

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