A project that explored voicing through poetry as a form of solidarity. Placed in the lineage of written and spoken art forms such as Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, from Latin America, we aimed to use audiences reflection, personal testimony and transformation of scenarios to provoke reflection.  Influenced by the speeches and communiques of the Mexican social movement Zapatismo, which invokes the power of the word to connect peoples experiences, and the South African praise poet, the Griot, whose sharp eye and voice is trained on their national leaders.

This project was a collaboration between SpiritStore and the Inkstorm poets, within the collaboration we experimented and devised a collaborative poetry writing event which toured.