The world seems to be awash with negativity at the moment. A Great British Summer which saw the coldest August in seventeen years coupled with the lingering credit crunch and a stall-start new government have dampened my personal outlook on life, and as an imminent Autumnal chill draws in, glimmers of high spirit seem sure to fade.
I have begun to realise it’s necessary to pave your own way to a positive outlook; whether that’s clearing your head air-guitaring around your bedroom, abandoning the hum and drum of city life for a creative weekend break or making sure you take a few minutes of your day to catch up with those you love most dearly, it can be the littlest thing which sparks the realisation that life is what you make it.
Vivienne Westwood is a global figure who argues that positive thought and active change needs to be taken more seriously. Collaborating with Lee, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania is launching a brand new Active Resistance campaign to bring together positive thoughts of people globally.
Saying “It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prize-winning best seller. This is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world.” The collaboration calls for submissions which define personal interpretations of active resistance to promote positive thinking, active change and the idea that you should speak up and be heard. Over 100 days, one submitted image will be selected and shared online at www.ar100days.com which will all become part of a larger exhibition at the end of the term.
So stand up and speak out! Take a photo, write a slogan, create an image and show your active resistance. Visit www.ar100days.com from the 8th of September and make a submission.
For more information on Active Resistance: www.activeresistance.co.uk
Posted by Laura Hall