This Is Not A Gateway Festival
London UK: 22-24 October 2010
Deadline for proposals to be submitted: 12 July 2010
This Is Not A Gateway is seeking submissions for its 3rd annual festival. Proposals are welcome from anybody whose point of reference is ?the city?. Forms can be downloaded from our website; there is no fee to propose a project for the festival. http://thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/2010-call-proposal/
The festival is entirely participant lead. Previous festivals have included discussions, soapboxes, workshops, book & project launches, guided walks & tours, exhibitions and film screenings. http://thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/2009-festival-programme/
Participants have come from the fields of urban regeneration, economics, government, visual art, psychiatry, archaeology, activism, medicine, journalism, literature, technology, architecture, planning, environmental protection, law, property, theory, housing, film, finance, engineering, human rights & social justice. Furthermore participants have included resident groups, youth-workers and local politicians.
Alongside the general open call, submissions are sought from across the globe that interrogate and contribute to a better understanding (and re-use) of ?Central Business Districts/The Corporation/Downtowns?: http://thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/2010-statement/
This Is Not A Gateway?s role is that of a facilitator. It provides the infrastructure to enable participants to hold their own activities. Support includes securing venues, equipment, publicity, audiences and installation assistance.
In 2009 over 1200 festival-goers took part in 60+ activities, organised by 160 individuals from across Europe. The knowledge generated at the festival is built upon and widely circulated in the annual book Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists (Myrdle Court Press, London).