Fascism for dummies
The project addressed the pervasive threat of fascism in our society and the hypocrisy that encircles it. Although its definition, characteristics, its methods and approaches are thoroughly studied, politicians and the media are still reluctant to call fascism out. Thus, we made a website, which uses the form and aesthetics of the well-known “for dummies” series to present the main features of fascism (such as cult of personality, propaganda, (ab)use of media and cultural war), illustrating them with examples that were too easily found in the ploys of our government.
Nature belongs to everyone
As part of a broad civil society and non-governmental coalition, we published a petition against the third anti-coronavirus law. The law, under the pretext of helping the economy, removed non-governmental organizations as stakeholders in formal proceedings, enabled investors to build without a valid building permit and subordinated relevant public institutions to politics. Although the petition received a huge response, with more than 36,000 people signing it, its demands were ignored.
As the whole world was on hold because of the new coronavirus, we focused our digital efforts on building community. We took the crisis as an opportunity to strengthen solidarity and we stepped up to help facilitate a discussion about it – or about anything else, for that matter. We built an old-fashioned internet forum and invited people to join the conversation, exchange views and sourdough starters, to learn, share memes and reviews of pandemic-themed movies as well as organize online gaming nights. With the end of the coronacrisis, we left Quarantinia and ventured back into the physical world.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.