What does the word ‘movement’ make you think of? A journey? A performance? People coming together to make change? All of the above? Movement may be political, physical or emotional – or all of these.
Through a series of interactive performances, pop up protests, storytelling and workshops we will look at both the political and psychological effects of the journey of movement; arriving, staying, leaving and sometimes escaping, our memories and associations with space and how this leads to our sense of longing and belonging.
We will explore and question the boundaries of place whether private or public; at what point do we feel we can make up the rules? Why do you stay, why do you leave? If you leave, what do you take with you, what do you leave behind? What objects remind you of the place you call home? Is this a community or particular place?
How does your behaviour change in different spaces? How do you behave at home, at work, in public spaces? When are you in your happiest space and what memories do you associate with those places? When you think of a happy place, how does it make you feel and behave?
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is strongly committed to transforming individuals, enriching communities and building a sustainable future. CCCU’s research on political activism seeks to bring together researchers and activists, ideas and action, in order to inform progressive forms of political mobilisation. Our student-focused curriculum provides the opportunity not only for academic engagement but also for applying knowledge to real world challenges. To this extent, our philosophy is one of not only understanding the world, but also changing it.
People United is an innovative arts charity that explores how the arts and creativity can grow kindness, empathy and a sense of common humanity. We work with artist, academics and activists to explore the potential of the arts in making a difference in the world. Working in schools, communities, festivals, hospitals, parks, streets, care homes and major cultural venues, we use our projects as a catalyst for kindness.
Valleys Kids is a community development organisation based in the South Wales valleys. Working with some of the most marginalised communities in Europe, Valleys Kids is about changing lives for the better. The organisation has a rich 40-year-old history of developing innovative projects in youth and family work drawing especially on play and art.