neil cummings

protest

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I live on the Boundary Estate in Shoreditch, east London. Across Bethnal Green Road to the south is the disused Bishopsgate Goodsyard a derelict railway goods depot that has lain abandoned since 1964. Ballymoor and Hammerson are the current owners proposing to redevelop the site with 1.4 million…


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 I spent Sunday afternoon at the Public Assembly convened as part of the Occupy London protest.

It was inspiring to participate in real-time public democratic organisational processes and decision making.


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On Saturday I participated in Media Squares: on the new forms of protests and their media, organised by De Baile, in Amsterdam. I made a presentation…


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I went to the protest in London, it was a march to demand [and propose] alternatives to the brutal ideologically driven, financial cuts to public services.


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In Britain, the coalition governments destruction of public funding for university education, and the decimation of financial support for arts and their institutions, has indeed induced pain in the arts.