Remember | Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project
The Graphic History Collective is excited to launch Remember | Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project, a collaborative project featuring works by artists and writers committed to promoting art, activism, and alternative history in what is today known as Canada.
Remember | Resist | Redraw posters offer alternative perspectives on well-known historical events, and highlights histories of Indigenous peoples, women, workers, and the oppressed that are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream historical accounts.
Starting in January 2017, we will be publishing posters on our website monthly. Like our previous books about working-class history (May Day and Drawn to Change), each poster will be published with an essay by an artist or activist for context.
We want to share these posters widely. The posters are available for free for personal, educational, and activist use. See how you can use the posters and support this project. We are also planning to organize exhibits and a traveling pop-up people’s history installation. If you are interested in exhibiting or publishing the posters, please read our guidelines and get in touch.
In order to change the world, we need to be able to imagine alternative ways of living and organizing to bring about social change. We combine art and history because it helps us fuel our radical imaginations and dream of what might be. Activist art encourages us to remember, resist, and redraw our world with an eye to changing it for the better.
As a collaborative project, Remember | Resist | Redraw also needs you. In the coming months we will be creating space for new artists, activists, writers, and researchers to get involved and to help shape the direction of the series. In addition, we will be asking our comrades and colleagues – that’s you – for ideas, resources, and support to help grow the project and reach new audiences. So, stay tuned for information about how you can contribute to the project.
We hope you will join us on our journey to use activist art to remember, resist and redraw our world with an eye to changing it for the better.