According to Bart Cammaerts (2007a), activism is a relatively new term. It was introduced in the mid-70s to refer the ability to act and produce changes within society’s history. In other words, activism is all about “generating the future of societies” (Jordan apud Cammaerts 2007a, 23). From this perspective, activism represents no more than the struggle of a minority group of society; a struggle for change that can be fueled by reactionary tendencies and aims, as well as progressive (Cammaerts, 2007a).
Hence, be it either by violent or by non-violent acts, these reactionary tendencies can be taken as expressions at the core of all processes of social changes. Regarding these expressions, I mean all tangible and visual demonstrations related to those, i.e., meetings, billboards, fanzines, journals, pamphlets etc. Either way, activists have been always challenged to develop and foster their own methods, tools and practices of visual…
by Adam Lefton This is a great piece on choosing the terms we use carefully…such as People ‘Users’… I’ve worked in UX for the better part of a decade. From now on, I plan to remove the word “user” and any associated terms—like “UX” and “user experience”—from my vocabulary. It’ll take time. I’ll start by […]
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