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Making Time IV

Sat 28 Sept, 1-4pm
Asia-Art-Activism studio @ Raven Row

For our fourth workshop for Making Time, a collective timeline of South/East/Asian diasporic art and activism in the UK, Joyce Jiang will lead a conversation around art, labour and activism, drawing from her involvement as a trustee of and collaborator with the domestic worker led campaigning group, The Voice of Domestic Workers, and her research around art-based methods in labour organising. 247 more words

Art

Imagination At Scale Is Our Only Recourse

Jonathan Franzen’s relatively short, but powerful essay got my thoughts well-prepared to digest this profile of Jonathan Ledgard. The implication of Franzen’s essay struck me more clearly when Ledgard–having quit his career in journalism in favor of deeper exploration for answers to the most intractable challenges–was quoted saying “Imagination at scale is our only recourse.” Neither the essay nor the profile is comforting; but by embracing uncomfortable conclusions maybe possibilities open up: 241 more words

Conservation

Apathy tastes like shit

What are some things I struggle with as a vegan? Watching other people ignorantly and often willingly dismiss the environment, animals and their own health to continue eating crap that doesn’t even taste better than a good plant-based meal. 515 more words

short of memory

in dire need to

organize our

drive—

transfer it

so we can

Poetry

Tamika Mallory Cuts Ties With Women’s March Amidst Infighting

The Women’s March is in a transition period now that three of the founding board members are stepping down.

The process was already underway in July, but now the collective has released official information.  454 more words

App Feed

Washington Post: TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience

Washington Post: TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience. “A search for “#hongkong” on Twitter reveals a vast visual patchwork of the city’s unavoidable protests, including pro-China agitprop, sympathetic memes and imagery from the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy marchers who have braved police crackdowns. 57 more words

Around The Search & Social Media World

Save our lungs!

When Harold Hill was first developed in the 1950s, the town planners put a big emphasis on the provision of open green spaces.   They were considered by many Harold Hill residents to be the ‘lungs’ of the estate, and local people were assured by the powers-that-be that they would never be built on.  214 more words

stirringsinthefanns reblogged this on and commented:

As we've written previously, regardless of their political composition, there are too many local authorities who see open spaces and parks as assets to be flogged off. They fail to understand that these spaces were intentionally planned into urban developments as a social good to offer residents the opportunity for recreation. These days, a considerably more mercenary attitude prevails where if a community asset isn't seen as bringing in some kind of revenue, it faces being sold off. Fortunately,a growing number of residents are fighting back against this. We offer our solidarity to our friends over the border in Havering fighting to save the green lungs that make their neighbourhoods liveable...