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We Are The Future


“We are the Future”, a Heritage Lottery funded project enabling young people in Lambeth and Southwark to discover more about the dynamic local history of protest and campaign.

Designed by young people, the project explored how local people and events such as the Brixton riots and Black People’s Day of Action have impacted their local areas. Inspired by this young people created a performance that was showcased at the STEP festival 2011 and toured high profile venues across Lambeth and Southwark.

The We Are The Future Creative Symposium took place on Saturday 21st April 2012 at The Imperial War Museum, Waterloo as the culmination and extension of 12 months of work with young people from Lambeth and Southwark.

The project was designed to explore the history of protest and campaign with local heritage organisations and schools, to work cross borough and to enable young people to catalyse new relationships by developing a new street arts performance based on their discoveries.

The Symposium was an opportunity to bring young people, working on creative projects across London with a number of dynamic and youth-led organisations, together to explore how creativity and the arts can be harnessed to achieve social change.


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Films, performances and interviews from the symposium via Storify

Project blog

EEA – A Way Out of the Ordinary into the Extraordinary