thom’s tiny revolution

  • date: 15 october 2019
  • challenge category: wealth inequality
  • selected tactic: tiny identity correction 
  • difficulty rating: 
  • current status: completed

thom’s postcode placard

rebels give the suburb of mirrabooka a tiny voice against the often negative preconceptions aimed at perths most cuturally diverse city.

the submission:

The myth of achievement perpetuated by the wealthy and entitled suggests that any of us who aren’t rich are not hardworking, not deserving, not contributing members of society. How do we show that their wealth was built on suffering (you don’t have to scratch far to chase their wealth back to slavery, theft of land, extractive industries, labour exploitation, etc), and that hitting home run when you’re starting on third base is nothing to celebrate?

thom, 15.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

a welcome sign to a misrepresented suburb, giving it the golden treatment.

how can we do it?

create a sign that says how that suburb contributes.  that they are culturally diverse, contribute 99% more, or a rich in culture.  perhaps that their value is not in their postcode but the people who inhabit.

where does it need to take place?

sign placed on a busy road or recognisable entrance to mirrabooka

are there any legal implications to the activity?

possible negative reaction, are we speaking for a neighbourhood in which we do not live.

some local government laws around signage distraction on main roads and obstruction.

 

tactic: identity correction