Creative Task - Hyper Island
The secret manifestation
The foundation of equality for all is free speech. Repressive states control the public by monitoring the internet, by restriction of the right to demonstrate and by turning a blind eye to dissidents being abused.
Via mainly social media the word is spread that on the 1st of august a secret Pride manifestation is taking place in those countries that can’t do it in the open. On that day everyone participating will wear a t-shirt with the Pride flag under their normal clothes. No one will know who is taking stand and who is not. Who among the people of the crowded inner streets of Moscow is participating? A secret is shared, a feeling of unity is built, a joke on the oppressing states paranoia.
Everyone who participates will also anonymously ”check in” at a webpage so the public can see how many people are doing the secret manifestation in each city and in each country. An update will be sent to governmens around the world, so they can see the real support for the cause beyond the fear of retribution.