Although, in the aftermath of the spring epidemic, the government spent a lot of time reassuring the public that as a society we would be better prepared for a possible second wave of covid-19, it is now obvious that rather than developing a strategy and capacity building, just like the virus, they also spent the summer dormant. In collaboration with Kje bomo pa jutri spali?, we analyzed the housing policy, identifying the most embarrassing coronavirus fails and proposing better responses to the pressing issues. Now they can’t say that nothing can be done!
As the government is taking advantage of the current crisis, degrading our environmental policies and dismantling the NGO sector, we teamed up with Greenpeace Slovenia and published a campaign pursuing green response to the health crisis caused by COVID-19. In it, we presented a vision of an Environment Minister, who would actually care for the environment. We named this fictional minister Andrej Vision, a pun on current minister Andrej Vizjak’s name. Andrej Vision would build railways rather than roads, would advocate for health rather than for exploitation of nature, and would invest in solar energy rather than in fossil fuels.
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.
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.