naomi’s tiny revolution

  • date: 9 september 2020
  • challenge category: education
  • selected tactic: tiny invisible performance
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: completed

the doing: parents at pickup time for naomi

the rebels tabled naomi’s concerns around low critical thinking levels within society leading to easy manipulation through social media and the rise of fake news. the rebels discussed education on critical thinking needing to be addressed at a young age.

the do consisted of an invisible performance outside a school during pick-up time. rebels posing as parents debated the need for curriculum change around how younger generations are taught about indigenous australia from a non-colonial narrative

parents at pickup for naomi

by Naomi's tiny revolution

the submission:

what overwhelms you?

“the diversity of starting places. people in australia have low literacy, low critical thinking and are therefore manipulated by politics and mass media. but children in africa never get the chance to concentrate in class due to hunger, and children in remote vietnam are so physically distanced from classroom facilities or teachers they can’t access quality education.”

and why?

“Where does one begin if you want to make an impact? I can tell myself stories about throwing starfish back into the ocean, but I dont know the real answer.”

naomi, 9.9.20.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

low critical thinking levels within society leading to easy manipulation through social media and the rise of fake news. critical thinking needs to be addressed at a young age.

how can we do it?

invisible performance outside a school during pick-up time. 

where does it need to take place?

outside a school

are there any legal implications to the activity?

no.