sayingno is a project by Leila Galloway, Sophie Hope and residents of Crossfields Estate, Deptford for the 2010 Deptford X Festival.
Covering your front door with artificial grass. Not wearing make-up for one day. Cultivating lettuce. Watching small windmills spin.
How do we enact the freedom to dream, do different and rebel, despite or as part of the struggle to survive?
Galloway and Hope are carrying out an ‘ethnography’ of everyday life on Crossfields Estate, working with residents to create a public manifestation of ‘saying no’ as a form of silent protest.
On Sunday 3 October 2010, we call upon the citizens of Crossfields Estate, Deptford, to come together in a collective uprising to celebrate your everyday rebellions, different types of doing and creative acts of refusal. Together we will transform our community and for one day reclaim our freedom from the pressures of capitalist living. Down your tools and revel in your common acts of resistance, no matter how quiet or concealed.