More Radical Ideas

In the relaxed sessions (where participants were free to come-and-go) 34 people worked together to make the More Radical Ideas banner which draws on histories of radical quilting, union banner making and protest.

During the sessions, we guided conversations around celebrating the power of coming together to achieve change through community building, group effort and collective action. 

The phrase More Radical Ideas is taken from comments on a public consultation on developments in Plymouth city centre. Feedback from a member of the public said “more radical ideas are needed”.

Like many UK cities and high streets, Plymouth suffers from urban planning that prioritises capitalist structures over centering people within design and decision making. The need for a radical reimagination of people/communities being at the heart of how places are shaped informs this artwork.