Visuals Against the Housing Crisis
Saturday, 13 June 2015 at 11:00 - Sunday, 14 June 2015 at 18:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All over the UK and most visibly in London we are facing another unprecedented wave of gentrification with a rise in house prices, and rents, evictions of families and sell-offs of public housing. We believe that political communication is capable of making the issue bold and visible, showing the different forces involved in social cleansing and displacement of working families from edgy areas and to mobilise people.
This event calls for residents, activists, artists and designers to come together for a weekend of workshops about how to communicate the housing crisis and the politics of gentrification. The workshop aims to enable participants to express their anger and demands through discussion and creativity, develop them into a visual manifestation that communicates on the streets.
We will be using Risograph printing to mass produce our voices and distribute them wide and loud. You don’t have to be an artist or a designer to take part! Participants should come with ideas, slogans and images and be prepared to discuss them collectively and work in collaboration to develop them into visual form.
We will shortly circulate a programme of the event. In the meantime please book your free place via eventbrite. Spaces for the workshop are limited.