I’m running a session for only the second time tomorrow, on Cultural Graffiti: it’s an interactive session, with two poets, and a musician, exploring hidden and claimed voices, unheard wisdom, and how formal control can never fully silence social voices. It’s a fun session, but with a serious purpose.
Graffiti may be viewed as a nuisance, but it’s everywhere, and it’s a claimed voice, claimed in opposition to systems. Whilst much of it may be ‘noise’, it can provide both insight and wisdom, if we know where to look.
The purpose of the Cultural Graffiti work is to understand how, by developing our Social Leadership capability, we may learn to hear not just the sanctioned voices that we want to hear, but the un-permitted ones that we may NEED to hear.