Community, Collaboration and Collective Action

Works which explore what it means to work with others to build genuine and meaningful engagement through art and design. These works explore notions of collaboration, trust building and acts or communities of solidarity.

They talk about the people, but they do not trust them; and trusting the people is the indispensable precondition for revolutionary change. A real humanist can be identified more by his trust in the people, which engages him in their struggle, than by a thousand actions in their favour without that trust.

Paolo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

In a sense I always thought that my role was to find family within the films, that we found community within filmmaking, and that I tried to make a situation where everyone could come together for a few weeks and find something to work on that opened up avenues of different sorts for themselves. And that the real purpose of filmmaking was to create community… people should come to things because they want to make them

Derek Jarman (Interview)

If you want revenge, call a meeting. A meeting is the first step toward a life of retribution and an essential element in organising Lesbian Avengers…. The purpose of an action is to make our demands know, win change and involve as many lesbians as possible in all aspects of organising.

The Lesbian Avenger Handbook