Published on February 12, 2014 | by Alana Maytum0
The Occupied Times teams up with LCC for Green Week
The Occupied Times co-designer Tzortzis Rallis is teaming up with LCC students for the second time to produce a publication reporting on Green Week 2014.
The event follows the success of last year’s collaborative project, Arts London News Hijack!, and will involve UAL’s student writers, illustrators, photographers and designers who responded to an open call for participation.
Rallis, who studied MA Graphic Design at LCC, commented: “The project will develop over more meetings. The content is driven by the students, but we use Green Week as a starting point. The end result will be socio-economic themes.”
The publication is planned to go to print within the next few months as ideas are finalised over future meetings. The majority of students that attended were from the design department, however the opportunity is still open to new participants from all courses.
The Occupied Times, a newspaper run by volunteers, continues to run despite the end of the protestors’ occupation at St. Paul’s.
Rallis said: “The Occupied Times started as a voice of the movement, but when the physical space was evicted we became an independent voice of socio-political and economic issues.”
“This project fits well with the Green Week ethos, exploring ideas of what people could do to change and improve the world.” Simon Hinde
Simon Hinde, the Director of Journalism and Publishing at London College of Communication, commented: “This project fits well with the Green Week ethos, exploring ideas of what people could do to change and improve the world.
He added: “The Occupied Times became a brand after the movement ended, and as a brand it has meaning – it stands for something.”