Emergency Exit Arts Introduces Paper Cities!

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Our partner Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) is a pioneering arts organisation and has created unforgettable events and participatory experiences since 1980.

EEA has a history of working on outdoor arts and festivals through visual performances, processions, puppetry, music and pyrotechnics; steered by their large team of creative specialists.

Following up on their creative reputation, EEA has released their latest project, Paper Cities. Choreographed by Jo Parkes, this visionary art piece brought together young people from different schools to ‘share, dissect and celebrate’ the subject of the city. John Roan students produced stop animations whilst Plumstead Manor students wrote poetry and was involved in the movement aspects of the piece. Paper Cities explores the differences between communities and the young people’s experiences as citizens, capturing the landscape of London.

The drawings created by the young people were inspired by their own fantasies combined with their real-life experiences of living in a metropolis. Having worked over 3 months in schools and with partners at the University of Greenwich Department of Creative Professionals and Digital Arts, artists were able to work with young people using state of the art animation studios to bring their drawings to life. 

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