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What is Street Training

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2007-01-11 15:07
Greer Heels

Street Training is
Being aware of the effects our thoughts and behaviour have on our surroundings and making use of this knowledge.

It's all and any of the joyful, funny, poetic, challenging things people do as we move through the streets. Every one does something over and above just walking down the street with their walking-down -the -street face on, going shopping and going to work. These things slip through the cracks in most big cities but the personal playful, joyful, subversive things we do make a difference to us, to other people and to places.

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Alison Rooke BA, PHD lecturer and researcher at Goldsmiths praises Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Mon, 2014-04-21 11:49

After some group discussion, the young people took us out on to the estate to teach us some ways to be playful and joyful, such as climbing on roofs, squeezing through railings, jumping over fences, jumping over bollards, balancing. They also hosted a tea party in their den under a tree. . As my colleague Aida reflected afterwards, this was quite an unusual way of presenting a project. During the walk we were invited to explore the city physically, bodily and performatively. We were encouraged to behave, as adults are not supposed to.

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Professor Jane Rendell BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MSc, PhD is Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett, UCL praises Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Mon, 2014-04-21 11:48

In Lottie’s work I liked the word ‘bravery’, I think this is brave work because I would be very nervous to attempt any of the sort of moves that we saw at the end, as she described, ‘eloquent moves’, just amazing stuff. But it is also possible to think in her work of the body as a drawing tool, as a way of recording space but also intervening and critiquing space, as a critical tool. I thought this was really refreshing and really exciting in the way that she is working. Very gentle in a way but also potentially really, really challenging.

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