2013-09-25

Democratic Republic of the Capital

Definitely a fundamental task in the field of the struggles is to give visibility to phenomena that the propaganda of the system -- increasingly sophisticated and integrated -- tends to conceal or distort. This is the fundamental role of the so-called observatories. But they are still data sources, used above all in specialized fields, but tending to go unnoticed to the general public.

In this situation we propose to create a hybrid from the notion of observatory and that of  symbol of
identity, as it is the case of flags. The interest of that would be, not just to register, store, produce and share certain information, but also to give it visibility -- in the most literal sense of the term --, using for this purpose traditional symbolic formats, which can become in this way "détournés".

Image [aw] after flags of the world and United Nations' Gross Domestic Product statistics.