Security Mob

15 June 2019


Venue: Venue given on booking (central London)

Organiser: Dorothy Spencer

I am a researcher and arts educator working with community and youth groups. My practise as an artist has been focussed On facilitating group making and I am a founding member of the print collective at diy space for London where I run workshops most recently working with the artist Jacob v Joyce screenprinting with LBGTQ asylum seekers. I also volunteer at 56a.

PIGs come in all shape and sizes! Police numbers on our streets might be falling but these are being replaced by other pig shaped beings - Private security firms, private police, bouncers, bailiffs, anti-theft agents, so-called safety patrols and company police, all of which threaten our freedom and liberty through oppression. Private police are big business, and ‘local bobby’s’ will patrol your area for a cost. Have a look at this website if you want to make your area a bit more dystopian. 👮🏻👮🏻 This workshop will explore how this increased security presence in London has come about and how it effects communities and individuals, using material from the 56a archive and REAL LIFE stories! Then we will get dressed up in security outfits of our own, walk the streets and flood areas with safety …. Please book your place on Eventbrite so we can have an idea of numbers: