Don’t step on the cracks…

Throughout the process of blue sky thinking I’ve been considering how people can be encouraged to think differently. Children play games with their street, embrace their environment, look at things differently. These things could be encouraged at a festival through notes, instructions or even challenges. Stepping along the kerb, not stepping on the crack in the pavement, looking up, counting the colours of cars. All little things that get you to look closer at the place you live in. Through social media, small little challenges could be documented and shared. Miranda July hosted an online project that among many other things asked its participants to recreate a photo. I’m interested in coming up with instructional prompts for the participants of the festival. Things that could relate to Manchester and give direction between places at the festival but also offer the freedom to explore.

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