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Save Our Placards

Were you at the March for the Alternative? Donate your placards to Goldsmiths students and the Museum of London

“As anyone who's been on a march knows, when you're on a demo, your placard becomes part of you,” says Guy Atkins, one of the five Goldsmiths art students behind “Save Our Placards”, a project to collect and preserve the placards and banners created for last week’s March for the Alternative. Hundreds of donations were collected on the day around a tree in Hyde Park and there is a second opportunity to drop off your creations at the Museum of London this Saturday, April 2. “One of the best donations so far is a giant TAX NOT AXE axe,” says Atkins. “Seeing its creator come towards the Save Our Placards tree at Hyde Park was a great moment. We all started cheering when it was clear he was going to donate it.”

Alongside donated material, the team are curating a photography and video exhibition in the Museum’s main hall. “Drawing on Jeremy Deller's Procession and Mark Wallinger's State Britain, the project explores our conceptions of museums, how we historicise contemporary events and what it is to be a protester."

Photo by David Fakray