Loitering is defined as standing or waiting around idly without apparent purpose, but this project attempts to give a purpose to loitering. In this workshop, participants will explore alternative ways of loitering and discuss the issues surrounding loitering and how it affects public space and individuality. In collaboration with the artist, participants will create pro-loitering signs that articulate new ways to loiter and will turn those signs into PSA-style commercials. Loitering laws are often used to oppress the homeless, but by reinventing how we think about loitering, perhaps we can also start to rethink our perceptions around homelessness. This project is an attempt to reinvent how we think about loitering in two ways: to explore what people accused of loitering could be doing and to suggest alternatives, while also trying to subvert perceptions around loitering through a humorous public campaign.
For teenagers ages 14-18.
Free and open to the public.