Six Points about Public Access & Democracy / 10 May 2015
For Polling Day I revisited Charter Square to hold a rememberance action. Slogans, referencing the Chartists' Six Points, were chalked on the paving slabs.
Allthough it was built with ramps, rather than access for all adaptations being awkwardly retro-fitted, like many underpasses, it is little-used.
Charter Square is a crumbling Brutalist development, notable for its hexagonal paving and tiling. It is a barren memorial to the Sheffield Chartists.
The Chartists demanded the Six Points of the Charter, now considered core tenets of democracy.
- SECRET BALLOT
- VOTES FOR ALL
- EQUAL VOTING AREAS
- PROPER POLLS
- NO SAFE SEATS
- PLEB M.P.s