In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects of our thinking and practise- here is one of them.
To act through art, to seek the city’s good
where chaos and malignity prevail.
To find, in ruins, hope: as ancient bricks
may be reused and with fresh mortar bonded
into grottos, fountains, runnels flowing sweet;
so we look to lives that will transform
from wreckage and despair to flourishing
in glorious and unexpected ways.
To act through art, to seek our neighbours’ good,
to let new joys resound in places blighted
by indifference, neglect. To act
in harmony, achieving common goals.
To let our expectations have full range.
To live in hope, awaiting days of change.