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LSE Walls of Protest from March 2019

In March 2019 LSE Library created a cross-curricular workshop for primary schools exploring geo-political issues around walls and borders that were informed by the theme of the festival. Over 100 8 to 11 year olds created their own response on a ‘brick’ to what they cared about in the world today, which was built into a wall of hopes and protest on 2 March. In doing this, one of the teacher’s commented that the students learnt ‘how they can make a difference and use their voice to make a positive change.’ The installation of the school students’ wall with a mock-up of famous walls and fences transformed the 8th Floor into a space to protest and of creativity. Artist freelancers led the participants in chanting, marking and expression for a full ‘festival’ atmosphere, partially based on archive items and histories of the women’s peace camp at Greenham Common in LSE Library. One child said ‘I didn’t like it, I loved it.’ An adult (LSE student) wrote:

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