Who’s Full?

Courtesy of Selina and Sai, tonight we interrogated our complex relationship with food through poetry, science and lived experience.   Acclaimed writer, Spread The Word’s former Young Poet Laureate for London and resident Shake!r Selina Nwulu showcased the result of her year-long exchange with members of the scientific community, unpacking the complexities of “eating well” in an […]

Skin Deep: POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice

#2DEGREESFESTIVAL Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB T 020 7650 2350   From India to the US via the UK, Skin Deep will look at how different communities continue to organise for climate justice, and what different methodologies and histories we can draw from in creating a broader understanding of climate change in it’s […]

Art, Climate and Displacement: 3 Spoken Word Films by Selina Nwulu and Onysha D Collins

Writer and poet Selina Nwulu and filmmaker Onysha D Collins (both former Shake! participants now involved with Shake! as facilitators and mentors), have teamed up for a series of spoken word films produced by Platform. The three films ‘Before’, ‘Our Parents’ Children’, and ‘Home is a Hostile Lover’ are part of a commission from metaceptive […]

Shake! Research Collective is here!: Public Space, Young People and “Violence”

The Shake!  collective will work inside out – from personal transformation to structural change – and will consist of collaborative and flat power-sharing structures. No ‘experts’ telling us what is and isn’t valid knowledge. We will define our own research, create new narratives and stories, and re-work the ways in which knowledge and content are produced. We will cultivate young […]

When Students Are The Teachers – Shakers are the Facilitators: Power Sharing

“Education as Freedom.  Through dialogue,  the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher (terminology)  ceases to exist and a new term emerges:  teacher-student with students-teachers… The students — no longer docile listeners —  are now critical co-investigators in dialogue with the teacher.”  – Paulo Friere   Shake! Mission Statement, Item No.4   To unite the energy of artistic generations  to […]

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