Rallying for something you are passionate about, raising your voice and your banners against injustice and hypocrisy, maybe even chaining yourself to trees and buildings… These methods are what most people associate with activism; creating a physical representation of your position on an issue, hoping that either the people we want to influence or the … Continue reading Inner Activism: The Importance of Being an Everyday Activist
In an age of slacktivism & clicktivism, we need gentle protest more than ever The list of issues that need to be addressed in the world today is seemingly impossible. From large corporations exploiting workers to swell their profit margins or politicians instigating divisive and destructive policies, to the small, everyday acts of discrimination carried out … Continue reading Why We Need To Protest Gently
A message from Headteacher Corbett of The School Of Gentle Protest If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair then shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Yet, activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, slacktivism or loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. These ways often build walls … Continue reading Sign Up To The School Of Gentle Protest!
When faced with adversity, what do you do? If Polly Pollet was with you, she’d probably tell you to pick up a ballpoint and draw. On paper, or a wall. Or the back of a skateboard. The Belgian artist has made ballpoint drawings her signature – and her weapon. In her latest project, Polly hopes … Continue reading Polly Pollet, the Female Body and the Power of the Pen
1215.today, in collaboration with The Poetry School, want to identify a poet for a six-week digital residency with the 1215.today site to begin at the end of April, through May 2017. The chosen poet will receive £1,000. 1215.today commemorates 800 years of the Magna Carta in an online platform that gives young people a space … Continue reading Paid Digital Poetry Residency – Open for Applications!
A List of 8 Key Moments In Obama’s Presidency From his inauguration in January 2009, Barack Obama has been a surprisingly divisive figure among the American people, despite being loved by many around the world. But, while some motivations were more personal, others disagreed with his policies or had little faith in his big … Continue reading Bye Bye Barack
We’re looking for members to join us, either as part of our Editorial Panel or as Contributors (no previous experience necessary). About the project Q. What is 1215.today? A. 1215.today is an international project teeming with creative projects and innovative ideas; placing the arts and culture in a wider context to explore challenging and changing issues within society across politics, tech, science … Continue reading Editorial Board Members & Contributors Wanted!
Climate change is the greatest human rights issue facing humanity today, and that is how we can fight it. The case In 2012 Olivier De Schutter laid bare this argument in The Guardian, observing that climate change represents an enormous threat to a whole host of human rights: the right to food, the right to water … Continue reading Climate Justice and Human Rights
Whilst on an educational sojourn from the States, Rob Sprankle, a temporary Lincoln student and resident, shares some initial observations into how the US and the UK differ in their approach to discussing race. Taking to heart the lessons in suspicion I have learned from poring over primary source documents in all manner of history classes, I tend … Continue reading The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.
Following the launch of his Time for Rights commission for 1215.today, we caught up with creative technologist Tim Kindberg to talk about his work, the digital zeitgeist and the importance of having unreasonable expectations… Tim, firstly, what is a ‘creative technologist’? A creative technologist is someone who knows how to work with digital technology and can use it … Continue reading Nothing much comes from reasonable expectations
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