emma’s tiny revolution

  • date: 14 october 2019
  • challenge category: education
  • selected tactic: tiny walkout
  • difficulty rating: 
  • current status: completed

herding education for emma

the team attempted to herd the department of education like sheep outside of their main offices in perth.

the submission:

In order to reach a goal, in any aspect of our society, we need to educate each other. Whether it is for the climate crisis, feminism, democracy or wealth inequality, I believe that to create a movement that will bring about a significant change, we need to properly educate the younger generations in order for them to push for the change in their futures. Creativity can arise from education. I believe that a walk out can be a tactic. As we have seen in the past few years with gun violence in the United States and the climate crisis with Greta Thunberg, student walk outs have brought about discussions and bluntly posed the issues to our leaders.

emma, 14.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

why is education so slow at responding to and integrating changes into the curriculum that are in line with the world we live in now? in australia we are still in a situation whereby indigenous knowledge, language and history are undervalued, ignored or obscured in favour of a fake colonial narrative. often teachers find themselves at the front line of enquiry for young people, but are bound by curriculum or education policy. can we highlight the slow pace of education reform in a humerous but impactful way?

how can we do it?

a small action outside the education department offices during lunchtime that highlights a convoluted out-dated education system that is in need of leaders not followers. 
can we wear sheeps heads and herd employees through a pointlessly complicated obstacle course

where does it need to take place?

education dept offices, perth.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

no tresspaaing on property – if asked to move on by security, do so.

tactic: walkout