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Update: Success!

“It’s incredibly rewarding to work with people, harvest skills and come together to create change. Greenwich Welcomes brought an amazing addition of talent and creativity.

A thought provoking and emotional piece that portrayed a complex problem in a way local communities could comprehend and act on.”

- Paulina Tamborrel Greenwich Citizens UK
Greenwich Citizens Election Assembly 2018: A Montage 
(Maru Hernández)

We are pleased to announce that Both David Gardner (Labour, Cabinet Member, Health and Social Care, Greenwich) and Matt Hartley (Conservative, Councillor for Coldharbour & New Eltham ward) pledged their support for the action plan of settling 5 more families by the end of this year, as well as 6 more in 2019, and 6 more in 2020, in order to fulfill Greenwich Council’s promise of housing 20 Syrian refugee families locally by 2020. 

It was an honour to participate in the Assembly. Our team is inspired to move forward with this work, fighting for the rights of those already settled here, as well as the families to come. There’s more work to be done, however this is a victory worth celebrating. 

Below, we have provided our documentation of this project’s presence and our team members’ participatory roles at the event, which took place on April 24, 2018. Thank you again to Greenwich Citizens UK & all of the dedicated members of the alliance who made this possible. 
Above: (left to right) David Gardner & Matt Hartley at the Assembly, responding to the asks. 

Below: Rebecca Bickley (Pastor, Trinity Vineyard Church) for Refugees Welcome

Preparing the Display: 

As described, this project used poster design, illustration, animation & projection mapping to create informational and dynamic visuals calling the Greenwich council to action. 

On the day of the Assembly, we arrived and using whatever materials we could gather (school desks, display boards, etc.) we installed the triptych & set to work mapping our projections. 

Engaging in the event:

Kat Hornstein [MA Interactive Digital Media] served as co-chair to the Assembly. Benjamin Norsworthy [MDes Social Innovation] and Viola Siegling [MSc Rapid Applied Technology] introduced Ravensbourne as a member of Greenwich Citizens UK during roll call. Maru Hernández [MA Moving Image] & Sarah Dousse [MA Communication Design] maintained the creative display during ceremonies.

Above: Kat Hornstein (MA Interactive Digital Media) as Co-chair of the Assembly.  

Above: (left to right) Benjamin Norsworthy, Kat Hornstein, Sarah Dousse, Maru Hernández and Viola Siegling.

the Handouts: 

To keep the conversation going we prepared handouts providing our site name & contact information. o many people interacted with the display and took these away; we’re hoping to hear from community members interested in the work with potential ideas for future development. 

Enjoying the event: