Local citizens were invited to publicly vent off about aspects of the local city infrastructure that frustrates them as part of a Brighton Photo Fringe project, Brighton Rants.

The idea for last weekend's event only came to curator, photographer and lecture at City College, Julia Horbashck, a few days before. She put together Unfrustructure, a photographic project responding to the city’s infrustructure & environmental issues shown at the empty Co-op building, London Road. The idea for Brighton Rants only came to her a few days before, Julia wanted to create a sort of ‘speakers corner’ for Brighton. Any member of the public could talk for 5 minutes on any subject that gets them fired up on a make-shift soapbox. Featured on the display areas nearby were images representing some of these possible grievances, contributed by Julia‘s students. There were quite a few people that bravely participated, talking about disabled access around the city, uneven paving, Tesco’s taking over their neighbourhoods and general lack of community responsibility. Julia hopes to make speakers corners events a regular thing in Brighton after seeing the success in other cities in the UK.

The disused Co-op building was converted into a two-floor massive exhibition space for Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, both events have now finished.

For more information on Unfrustructure read Julia’s blog http://julia-photoma.blogspot.com