What was it like living 50 feet up an Oak tree? Why was Trafalgar Square the scene of a wild illegal rave? Was it frightening watching people being pulled from trees so they could be cut down?
From 1994-1999 photojournalist Adrian Fisk spent six years creating one of the largest photographic records of the British environmental non-violent direct action movement.
In this talk he’ll take you on a deep dive photographic journey into the inspiring antics of the environmental road protestors, hundreds of which lived in trees to stop them being cut down in an attempt to halt the Conservative governments road expansion program. And ‘Reclaim The Streets’, an anarchic creative mass of people that shut down parts of London to highlight CO2 emissions, done so by stopping cars and giving back the streets to the people and holding massive illegal street parties.
See photographs of the early inspirations for ‘Extinction Rebellion’ and how the environmental counter cultural movement of the time used creativity to challenge the state. In this unprecedented time of climate emergency learn tactics of the past and see how they can inform new styles of environmental non-violent direct action in today’s world.