If your New Year Resolution is to take more interest in political protests and their history, then there are a couple of events in the next few days that might be for you:
An Afternoon of activity and discussion to launch the new ACT ESOL Language, Resistance, Theatre Publication, focusing on the power of language and education as a force for social justice. The publication is the result of a 3 year research project by ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) practitioners and Participatory Theatre practitioners, exploring how to implement Theatre of The Oppressed in the ESOL classroom. The publication shares the experiences and learning of this project, and participants on the day will have a chance to try out different exercises from the publication, as well as demonstrations and discussions. More information here.
Monday 14th January, Architecture Association (AA) Lecture Hall 18:30
“From the alternative urbanism of Street farmers to the campaign for Covent Garden, the AA has a long history of anti-establishment cultural activity. This panel will discuss the meaning and influence of protest objects within a wider cultural framework, bringing the discussion up to what it means to collect today.”
One of the panel is Thomas Hockenhull, British Museum curator, who co-curated their current exhibition ‘I Object : Ian Hislop’s search for dissent’, which you can also still see until 20th January at the British Museum.
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