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Take Back Deptford

08/10/2017

Tradeptford questions the orthodoxy of the regenerative city, seeks to understand the underlying forces of the development profit motive and attempts readdress the balance of the planning system on a local and national scale. By radically critiquing the the current values and modes by which we live, through practising solidarity, self organising and shared learning […]

The Treachery of Maps

09/26/2016

By Bob Bagley and Roo Angell (Sayres Court) “Maps are neither mirrors of nature nor neutral transmitters of universal truths. They are narratives with a purpose, stories with an agenda. They contain silences as well as articulations, secrets as well as knowledge, lies as well as truth. They are biased, partial, and selective.” (1)

Theatre of the Oppressed

07/10/2016

Forum theatre is a rich and full narrative form of the Theatre of the Oppressed, which is a range of techniques, games and exercises in order to achieve social change. It was developed by Augusto Boal, a Brazilian theatre practitioner and political activist and has since been used all over the world to build communities, […]

Deptford: Why Listening?

07/07/2016

  It’s great not to make a big song and dance about the ‘What is the sound of Deptford Listening Walk’ especially as we walked the streets of the area together in silence. Any song and dance would have only taken away from that quality of silent listening to the area we know well. Sometimes […]

Ultra-Red

06/02/2016

The sound art collective Ultra-red studies, develops, and tests procedures for collective listening that contribute directly to political struggles. We invite communities to listen to the acoustics of contested spaces, their own and others’ demands and desires, the echoes of historical memories of struggle, and their own self-organizing activities.

Today Deptford, tomorrow the World!

05/20/2016

Deptford the global local city. Over the next 10 years an new influx of ‘non-natives’ will walk the streets of Deptford. Part of an ongoing and never ending period of flux driven by trade, employment and now global capital. 

Steal Deptford

05/05/2016

You eat different language to me. On creating this series of events, which aim is to engage and activate a local audience to collaborate and discuss the current state of Deptford as a citizen space, and more currently Deptford’s changing physical and social landscape. Something you don’t realise you might learn along the way, is new […]