©V:iD’s director Zena Edwards has been busy working on the upgrading of the infrastructure of the collaborative youth project Shake Youth, Arts and Media project, but it launches it community engagement with the project called Tale of Two Cities later this year. The fine line between regeneration and gentrification seem like it evaporated and there are so many stories to tell about the transition, like an jagged crossfade from one world to another.
Like many other boroughs, Hackney is going through a social and environmental change that sees them closer to the wealth of the city and Cyber-Circus, but priced out by the gentrification happening all around them.
This launch phase of an extended project will see 14 young people from ‘Inspire’ referral unit in Hackney go through a program with a local historian, photographer, Agenda and Zena to produce Spoken Word poetry with images about Hackney in response to the changes taking place. This project gives them the chance to reflect on a fast changing landscape that although happening all around of, they maybe isolated from.
There will be live performances, an exhibition of the images taken in familiar places areas like Haggerston and Dalston and audiences will be able to see the work performed at free events, in situ for free for two weeks accompanying the online blog.
©V:iD (or seevid) is an artist-led grassroots social enterprise arts and consultation company producing arts initiatives, arts in education projects and artists support. providing creative services rooted in Live Writing and the Spoken Word in collaboration and dialog with other art forms such as film, dance and visual art. As an organisation, its mission extends to artist embedded community engagement and inter-generational creative campaigning and Arts Activism.
©V:iD provides a bridging service between institutional and alternative arts education platforms
©V:iD places equal value on process as much as on production output
©V:iD is dedicated to the arts, as tools for exploring equality, social justice and sustainability.
©V:iD’s core strategies are promote the building of bridges between cultures, generations and communities.
©V:iD values the next generation or re-imaginators, visionaries and artists, and offer artists mentoring, inter-generational arts project development and ‘diversity in the arts’ project consultancy in an evolving arts climate.
How we work
By harnessing the innovative inter-generational power within communities through the arts and concept of reigniting, emboldening and regeneration community spirit
by offering pedagogical insights into learning about literature and art forms such as movement and visual media as learning tools engaging with the world at large.
by evaluating and logging current creative conversations being had in and about the arts industry, its infrastructure and culture and ‘diversity policy in practice’.
by re-inforcing the sustainability of the results of all ‘bridge work’, i.e the valuing the models formulated form processes of combining art forms from, by and for diverse groups and communities of all backgrounds age groups and abilities.
by being a cultural producer and supporter of storytelling and the stories we live by’ to highlight, contribute to and champion local and global movements toward equality and justice
The Mission Statement
CV:iD is an all inclusive organisation.