We are often commissioned to create or support the campaigns of civil society organizations worldwide. Examples of our work include:
With the UN Rapporteur for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we are working on a number of outputs, including a series of illustrations focusing on deprivation of liberty. The campaign will launch in Spring 2019.
23 reasons is an action we conceptualized for the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, that urged Bulgarian Parliament to ratify an important treaty opposing violence against women. The debate was being kidnapped by absurd arguments, so we recaptured the narrative by projecting the names of 23 women murdered by their partners on the Parliament building, on the night before a crucial vote on January 23, 2018. Since then the image became iconic, and is the go-to photo of traditional and online media alike, when discussing brutal violence against women.
Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria invited us to work on their Build Solid Ground campaign, focusing on landing rights. We invited 20+ illustrators to “translate” the key campaign message: “Everyone deserves to have a decent home and feel safe from threats to their property”. The project is ongoing until end of 2020.
Today, tens of thousands of people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities around the world are stripped of their legal capacity, and placed under guardianship. Everything is decided for these people - from where and with whom to live, to what to wear or eat today. Many of them are placed in institutions, against their will, with no way out, until the day they die. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by most countries, requires that all forms of guardianship must be abolished, and replaced with supported decision making. However, guardianship remains the norm in almost every country around the world. For BCNL, we created a short film on the subject, and we teamed up with local illustrators to produce a zine.