Graphic Interventions is a new podcast series investigating political statements made through posters, banners and zines, produced and hosted by Harriet Atkinson. In the second episode, Harriet meets Mathilda from Conversations from Calais, a project that documents conversations between volunteers and migrants meeting in Calais; sharing them by pasting them on city walls around the world. Listen to the episode on Soundcloud, ITunes, Google Podcasts or Spotify. In the interview they discuss the ideas and motivations behind the project and the way that design offers a means for engaging with urgent issues.
Future episodes of feature banner-maker Ed Hall, subvertising collective Protest Stencil, poster-makers Paris 68 Redux, a zine made by OOMK and a Mini Daily Mail spoof made by Darren Cullen of Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives. The first episode featured See Red Women’s Workshop.
Advisors to Graphic Interventions are Annebella Pollen, Jeremy Aynsley, Liz Farrelly and Zeina Maasri, with invaluable technical guidance from Leila Johnston. Graphic Interventions music is composed by Brad Ellis. With thanks to Nick Grosso for vocals. Logo design by Martha. Graphic Interventions is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Centre for Design History at University of Brighton.