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After the Riots. Post-it notes, Body Shop Wood Green | by Alan Stanton
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After the Riots. Post-it notes, Body Shop Wood Green

19 August 2011 in High Road Wood Green.

 

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§ Click here to view larger sizes.

§ Aerial view of where these photos were taken.

§ Click to view a photoset by Smokeghost (Michael Jones) after the looting in Wood Green.

 

19 August 2011. In High Road Wood Green. Old-fashioned social media still work to share messages. Pay attention Clay Shirky!

 

Please scroll down for more photos of these post-it notes.

 

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§ Aerial view of where these were taken. (Back button returns to this page.)

§ Click here to zoom-in on the Wood Green post-its.

§ You can see the whole Wood Green board on Sarah Moore's twitpic.

§ Simon Key from the Big Green Bookshop in Brampton Park Road blogged about it here with some of his own photos.

§ Simon Key thought the idea for board came from Peckham. Here's their Peace Wall videoed by YourNewsUKtv.

§ It turned out to be widespread. See, for example, Alex Banahene's huge collection of photos from the Peace Wall at Manchester's Arndale Centre. Click here to view them as a slideshow

§ A BBC news webpage by Vanessa Barford, quotes positive comments from various people. These include Rowenna Davis, a councillor representing Peckham who said: "It was quite cathartic for people to know that other people felt the same, that they were not alone, that people loved their community, and there was pride in the area."

Vanessa Barford also quotes a couple of professors and a psychologist who give useful insights. For example about the "urge for people to physically turn up to share or express their emotions."

Though - as in Alex Banahane's photos - some of the many of the comments posted under the story were blunt and sometimes negative. A few disagreed with the idea of post-it 'walls'. (Click on "All comments". Number 79 appears first.)

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Taken on August 19, 2011