Publishable Blog Post Four – Final

As consumers we are completely removed from the iniquitous conditions our clothes are produced in, through my piece (Fig. 1) I hope to help viewers bridge this gap. Workers in developing countries labour in overcrowded, hot and structurally unstable buildings for excessive hours – often working eighteen-hour days (Clean Clothes Campaign). They are deprived of…

Publishable Blog Post Three

An effective piece of visual activism is specific enough that viewers feel they can help enact change, rather than being overwhelmed by the problem’s scale. I began researching labour trafficking into the fashion industry, due to this industry’s scale and relevance to us all, and was devastated at the conditions most of our clothes are produced…

Publishable Blog Post Two

When I began researching human trafficking I was under the impression that it mainly referred to sexual exploitation. However, according to the International Labour Organisation, the most common type of human trafficking is for forced labour with 67.9% of trafficking victims being exploited in this way (Human Trafficking Center). Labor trafficking extends its reach across…

Publishable Blog Post One

We as citizens define our nation through everything that we do. We have the ability to create change and argue against injustices that we see. Mirzoeff proposes that being a citizen in our global era means that we all have the ability to enact change due to the increased use and accessibility of technology. The Internet, and…