Phew, I’m so glad it’s done! Which is usually the case with the CCS essays. This time, the theme was to come up with an alternative souvenir idea of London. I chose “street politics” theme, and went on to create a model of “piece wall with a graffiti tag sprayed on it”.
Here it was. Most students brought their souvenir in order to get the tutors’ feedback. My pieces are in the feature image above.
In preparation for the first CCS essay “Alternative London Souvenir” I went to the university library.
In this amazing talk Tom took us on a journey to the streets, focusing on the street art of any kind. He reminded us of the power, boldness, honesty, intelligence, and beauty of pieces painted/pasted onto the canvas of the cities.
During our fresh(ish)-air-class we did a tour of the area around Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane area. As always, it was very engaging, and we found out all kinds of fascinating facts about nearby buildings, politics, and histories.
This CCS class was very engaging. Tom (on the photo) and Dipti (who doesn’t wish to be photographed) took us through the different ways of being controlled.
Yesterday I’ve decided to dedicate a few hours of my precious time and go and see an alternative souvenir shop in Carnaby Street, as I was getting a little stuck with our CCS brief. It was well-worth it, as the place was amazingly full of inspiration and creative ideas. I took lots of photos, and here are some of them so you can see for yourself.