CfS Action, Intervention and daily Deployment

Call for Submission: Action, Intervention and daily Deployment: A research project on protest practices and their visual representation

„We are not protesting what we don’t want, we are performing what we want.”

Emily Roysdon

image aestheticsofprotestsAction, Intervention and daily Deployment (AIdD) aims to collect examples and case studies of intervention practices that relate to socio-political situations that we understand as an ‘everyday protest’. The examples are by no means a comprehensive survey of all forms of intervention practices and movements, but hopefully will shed light on the intersection between the individual political engagement and public movements and organisations. This material will be published on an online platform, reflecting on actions and practices, identifying issues and investigating different representations of daily protest practices.

This is an open call for various submissions relating to individual action, intervention and deployment followed through on an everyday basis. The material can include, but is not limited to, photographs, website links, articles, literature, personal thoughts, interviews, and videos.

Together, we wish to assemble a body of knowledge to be used for different research and practices. We believe that by collecting this information we can produce an alternative representation of protest, open debates, raise awareness, and display different conditions of entering and challenging contemporary urgencies. We believe that change can be evoked not only by voicing disapproval, but equally by offering alternative ways to make sustainable change.

Deadline: 20 March 2014

Please send your submission/s to aestheticsofprotest(at)gmail(dot)com.