Art, activism and permaculture in a postcapitalist world

0 Posted by - March 8, 2009 - Blog, Design, Public art
Screen grab of C.R.A.S.H. site

Screen grab of the Laboratory of Insurrection Imagination site

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination presents C.R.A.S.H: A postcapitalist A to Z. Take part in a free course combining art, activism and permaculture or get paid to actively imagine a postcapitalist world!

“We are looking into an unprecedented abyss of economic and social turmoil that confounds our previous perceptions of historical risk. Our vertigo is intensified by our ignorance of the depth of the crisis or any sense of how far we might ultimately fall.”(Mike Davis, Historian and social commentator.)

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination is a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life. We are inviting creative resisters, unemployed workers and art activists to take part in our latest project – C.R.A.S.H: A post capitalist A to Z  – in London’s financial district in June 2009.

As we accelerate towards the collapse of our ecological life support systems and suffer the consequences of reckless economic fantasies, the question of what our future could look like has never been more vital. This June the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination will be experimenting with radical sustainable alternatives to the ecological and economic crisis in the symbolic heart of the capitalist system. We are inviting you to either participate in the course and/or apply for one of the £500 intervention commissions.

C.R.A.S.H contains two parts: 1)  C.R.A.S.H Course  is free two week long (1-14 June) intensive training combining permaculture design, art activist tactics and skills for building radically ecological and deeply democratic communities. 2) C.R.A.S.H Culture is a week (17-21st June) of commissioned actions, street art, skill-share performance lectures and interventions across the City and a nightly promenade performance in an abandoned office block. C.R.A.S.H is part of  “2 degrees” Artadmin’s festival of art and climate change.

To Download more information and an application go to http://labofii.net/experiments/crash/

You can apply for both the course and the commissions Deadline for applications is Friday April 3rd

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