CRASH – A Postcapitalist A to Z

Arts Admin, London


The first any one heard about C.R.A.S.H – A Postcapitalist A to Z, was during the G20 protests when 3000 postcapitalist badges appeared. Three months later in June 2009, we brought together permaculturists, activists, artists and young precarious /unemployed people to share skills for resistance and self-resilience. The experiment involved
– a two week free C.R.A.S.H Course linking art, activism and permaculture, culminating in C.R.A.S.H Contingency, an evening of disobedient performance actions devised and facilitated by the course participants.
– C.R.A.S.H Culture, a series of street interventions in London’s financial district. These ranged from the displaying of decapitated bankers heads to a bike powered kitchen cooking foraged city plants, a workshop making radio’s out of junk, postcapitalist bench plaques and the distribution of gold leaf soup to traders.
– C.R.A.S.H Conversations – three evening talks on art, activism and permaculture.
– 13 Attitudes a tool box of permaculture design was produced in collaboration with the design collective SKART


Sir Fred Goodwin given a grisly comeuppance by artist. Photo and article in Evening Standard about decapitated bankers on London Bridge.

Xavier Faltot’s Youtube channel documented the process and people attending the C.R.A.S.H Course with 32 mini videos.