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Reading the Streets / Writing the Streets – School of Activism
Tuesday 16 April, 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00
One event on Thursday 18 April, 2019 at 14:00
As we all walk, cycle and drive around our city we’re often so adsorbed in what’s on the radio, what we need to to during the coming day, or just feeling the consequences of the night before, the messages and images that fill our city can pass by without making much of an impact on our consciousness.
When we choose to actively engage with our environment we can find a wealth of information there, from the official signage for vehicles and road users, all the way down to tag walls, or stickers full of tiny messages clustering on a lamppost.
Reading the Street
Tues April 16th
Come to the PRSC to join an exploration of the chaotic and mixed up symbology to be found on the streets of Stokes Croft. We’ll start with a brief primer of some of the things you might want to look out for, and thinking about what the intentions might be behind the various signs and symbols we’ll encounter. Then we’ll head out into the chaos, and explore the neighborhood with it’s densely layered textures, colours and messaging.
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Writing the Streets
Thu April 18
Following on from the ‘Reading the Streets’ investigation we’ll think about what kind of messaging we might want to put out there, how best to approach making that, and where it could be placed for maximum impact.
We’ll look at various forms of freehand painting, stencils, paste-ups [monoprint], and explore tips and tricks for DIY image reproduction. Depending on what technique you end up working with we’ll produce something which you can take back out and spread around yourself, or the means to produce this.
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Details / Info
This course is suitable for all ages and open to all (no unaccompanied children under 14).
No one turned away through lack of funds.
You can attend both worksops, or just one of them.
Book your place here: https://www.prscshop.co.uk/products/reading-the-streets-writing-the-streets
This course is brought to you by prolific Bristol street artist Object…
When he’s not adding to the colour and energy of the city streets, or working with PRSC to try and solve the worlds problems, Object… is a passionate activist defending the city’s visual culture from corporate interests and fighting against the ever greater proliferation of advertising billboards in Bristol.
Object… also designed the beautiful School of Activism logo.
The School of Activism is a 2 week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays (April 5 to 22). The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.
We learn by doing.
We make our own future.