helen’s tiny revolution

  • date: 1 october 2019
  • challenge category: wealth inequality
  • selected tactic: tiny counterfeiting
  • difficulty rating: high end of doable
  • current status: completed

free space signage:

 rebels created a series signs placed on people’s verges and public areas to remind people that it is ‘free space’, a space to meet, swap and share neighbourhood resources.  

the submission:

“The world we have created IS anxiety-inducing and overwhelming. Yet it is worse than even this. I feel responsible for having got this world to where it is now. By the simple act of being in the world for the last 53 years, I have helped to make it like it is. I have NOT stopped these things. I have sat by and let them happen. I have even benefited from a few. Then I realise that if I have made the world like it is then I also have the power to unmake it. We have brought our world to this place in such a brief amount of time. It might take the rest of my life but for my daughter and for all those others that will follow I will do what I can to unmake this mess. Knowing, from over here on the other side of the world that we share this world with you. That our issues are your issues, your fight is our fight. Knowing that somewhere out there on the streets of Perth the PVI task force are using all the skills and humanity they can offer to DO something . This all makes me feel that we WILL change this.”

helen, 1.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the ideas we are moving forward with?

a series of signs staked on people’s verges and/or the in-between spaces.
reminding them it’s ‘free space.’
space for: redistributing, asking what do you have or an invitation to use differently.

how can we do it?

parady city of _______ signage.

where does it need to take place?

inner city urban space.
suburbia?

are there any legal implications to the activity?

parody.
potentially seen as littering.

the tactic: