Act Together Creative Hub Laboratory – July 2017
Experimental workshops for early to mid-career artists of all disciplines, exploring how to make the world a more accessible place by changing perceptions of disability and social inclusion.
The Act Together Laboratory is now open for ideas and for playtime together. We put forward the group theme as a question, a catalyst to stir action that will build in each session and will eventually spill into our streets and festivals to share art that is made to make a difference:
How do we Act Together?
The answers poured out as we walked around the prompts, sharing ideas and why they were important to what we felt we could achieve together…
Community Days | Weddings | Theatre/Cultural Events | Signs | Clothing/Identifiers | Non Verbal Communication | Festivals | Disaster Relief | Food | Music | Education | Learning | Clean Up Your Neighbourhood | Neighbourhood Watch | Language | Community Energy Initiatives | Sport Events | Gatherings | Ceremony | Commemoration | Common Identities
Riot | Poetry | Performance | Annual Festivals | Markers in Calendar | Coming Together Across Identities | Sit Ins / Lie Ins / Dig Ins | Blocking Roads/Routes | Fire | Rallies | Puppets | Free Parties | Illegal Raves | Petitions | Legal Inquiry | Destruction | Loot | Institutions i.e. Political Parties | Marches | Trade Unions | Posters | Strike | Banners | ‘Rebel Armies’ | Political Prisoner | Conscientious Objector | Meeting Protests i.e. EDL/Anti-Fascism Marches | Historical | Masks + Costumes | Attitude | Satire | Zines | Manifestos | Flyers | Merchandise
Verbal / Non-verbal | Shared Languages | Friendship | Singing | Contact | Make Food | Shared Supper | Hen/Stag Do | Tea Breaks/OS Break-Out | Compassion/Friction | With Loved Ones + With Strangers | Parties | Pub Crawl | Focus/Interest Groups | Volunteering | In relationship | Family | In Accordance with Personalities, Social Conditions + A Multitude of Other Factors | Creating Performance | Self + Group Expression | Sex | Celebrations | Shared Identity | ‘Reclaim’ Events – Streets – Footpaths – ‘Love’
Campaigning | Online Petition Platforms – 38 Degrees – Avaaz – Stop The War | LOL CAT | In Solidarity i.e. Support Forums – Celebration – Commemoration | Causes/Donations/Fundraising | Creative Commons | Shared Identity/Communities | Trolling | Sharing Information | Comments | Shopping | Trade | Connecting the World | In Protest | Complaining | Like | Poke | ‘React’ | Emoticons – Gifs – Memes } Viral Languages | ‘Data’ Sharing | Jokes | Remote Meetings
With plenty to mull-over, we distilled our favourites into ‘sculpts’:
The next Act Together session will be on the 10th August from 10:30 – 12:00. We hope that you are inspired to join us on this journey of moving, shaking and making Art For Change 🙂
Samantha & the EncounterTT Team
p.s. Here is a wordle of the session notes taken by our resident Audience Impact Researcher Vip
Lower Groundfloor, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, EX4 3LS
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