Hello good afternoon
Last weeks, in Budapest, a group of people has established a community to organize the exhibition called FISH. This exhibition is going to take place in many cities and villages all over the world in the same time. We have already got in contact with squats and art communities in Scotland, Greek, Germany, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Slovakia and Italy.It is something like an underground movement. This exhibition is going to be organized everywhere from the energy of the local people. We would like to clearly disintegrate every destructive and nihilist elements. We do not like the consequences of the materialist capitalist world either. But instead of destroying we would like to create (sorry for being demagogue).
KHAYELITSHA, CAPE TOWN, 17 SEPTEMBER 2005 – Decent Housing For All – Now!
The mass rally to demand housing for all that kicked off on the 17 September revealed mainly two things: the amount of anger and frustration over present housing policies, and the need to seriously start planning a concrete way forward.
Around 1 000 people from townships and squatter camps from around Cape Town came to the Oliver Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha to discuss the local elections, the problems they face in their communities, and to adopt a way forward. The Anti-Eviction Campaign from several communities where there, as were the Anti-Privatisation Forum, the Treatment Action Campaign, the Vrygrond Action Committee and many others.
Starting with report-backs from the various organisations, it was clear that there is much to fight for. Speaker after speaker described poor housing quality, evictions, the indignity of the bucket system, corruption in the delivery of houses and services, and the anger with elected councillors. No housing – no vote! was a common slogan from the platform, as was the vow to continue the struggle.
SANTIAGO, Chile + WALWORTH, London
A Photographic Exhibition held with the South London Social Centre 56a Infoshop. Now up and showing… all welcome…
Walworth in South London disappearing fast…
The process of erasure and closure is at work in both Santiago, Chile and Walworth in London (and everywhere else too it seems?) Decay, psychic anchors, historical ruins and the sense of community life in local space is demolished overnight. What buildings, grafitti, secrets, shops, dark alleys keep life in your neighbourhood bearable?
What happens when these happy references are removed form the landscape? As if by magic, without reference to you, to what is or what has been, towers of ‘luxury’ flats spring up overnight. The only reference is money. When money arrives, you depart. This dual photographic exhibition (pictures from Santiago and Walworth) documents a personal take on scrubbing the city clean, against the myths and hypes of regeneration and gentrification.
OPENING TIMES for 56a INFOSHOP and exhibition
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