Tag: autonomous kids
Autonomous Nottingham presents six weeks of street play in Forest Fields. One of the key principals to Autonomous Nottingham is engagement with it’s community, another is an effort to show solidarity to those who are marginalised by the state and capitalism, We also believe in unlearning the spirit crushing atomization and individualization of everyday life, and the relearning of loving, sharing and coming together within shared spaces. It’s with these ideas in mind that some of us have decided to once more take to the streets to play with the local kids.
Having learnt a couple of the lessons learned from the much derided Sumac Kids Club which led to the occasional moments of feral chaos, but also to long term connections with children and their parents around the Forest Fields area. We are going to be running six play sessions to start with, each one on thursday between 4:30 and 6:30. And perhaps we’ll do some more after that.
As the government has shown itself to think nothing of the marginalisation of young working class people whatever their age, race, or religion, it becomes more important then ever to engage with them. Not as a way teaching them good politics, but in order to keep their playfulness, their creativity and their uniqueness alive. If they are encouraged to value these aspects of themselves above the characteristics of servitude, selfishness, prescribed gender taught to them by this capitalist society, then they will want to defend them as they get older.
It’s also with engaging with the young people around us, that we remember to value the playful, joyful aspects of ourselves, and are reminded once again of what life could be like outside of this patriarchal, capitalist and white supremacist culture.