Public Wisdom is our creative programme for local people over 55 with an active interest in public space and their local area.
We have a core Public Wisdom group of around 10 local people who run and participate in creative workshops in and around public space, facilitate thought-provoking public consultation around urban regeneration projects and attend council consultations on changes affecting their local area. See our previous projects by searching ‘Public Wisdom’ on this site.
Public Wisdom is all about getting the voices of local people over 55 heard in the public sphere, and The Public Wisdom TAKEOVER on Islington Green aims to spread that message further through exploring different and unusual ways we can interact with public space and enabling older people to reclaim the public realm. This could be through having our say making protest banners, yarn-bombing and guerilla knitting, live life drawing, performative dance interventions and even parkour for all ages. We will also be hosting an organic buffet and picnic which will be free for local people over 55.
We have been working in partnership with Angel AIM and Age UK Islington to make Angel a more ‘Age-Friendly’ town centre. Join us at The Public Wisdom TAKEOVER to have your say and add to our ongoing research.
All ages are welcome – bring your own picnic and join us!
Thurs 11th September 2014
12 – 4pm
To find out more call Elders and Community Programme Coordinator Ellie Shipman on 0207 278 8226 or follow us @CubittEducation and hashtag #ThePublicWisdomTAKEOVER