This Is Not A Gateway 'Annual Festival On Cities'
London, 23-25 October 2009
1st Deadline: 16 March 2009
2nd Deadline: 05 June 2009
Application forms can be downloaded: www.thisisntoagateway.net
Over the course of 3 frenetic days, This Is Not A Gateway (TINAG) will bring together people living and working in Europe, whose main preoccupation is the city. The festival will take place in London on 23, 24 and 25 October 2009.
TINAG is putting a CALL out for people to come forward with festival proposals - discussions, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, and walks.
There is no fee for applying. The festival is free and all events are open to the public.
TINAG was founded to generate and elevate knowledge about cities from the ‘ground up’.
TINAG creates platforms for emerging academics, activists, human rights canvassers, artists, youth workers, filmmakers, architects, students and more, whose point of departure is the city. TINAG also builds platforms for those outside of established circuits including illegal migrants, travellers and people living in cities of past or continuing conflict.
The festival will be held in venues across East London: cafes, community buildings, galleries, streets, bars and occasional plush office.
TINAG is a facilitator. It provides the infrastructure to enable participants to hold their own activities. Support includes: securing venues, equipment, publicity, audiences and installation assistance.
TINAG is interested in finding out what questions and projects, related to cities, are currently being generated by those outside of established circuits. TINAG believes key themes will emerge through participant-led initiatives, becoming clearer after the festival rather than being projected beforehand.