LCC Library and UAL’s Design Activism Research Hub recently staged ‘Agitate – Propagate – 68! Provocations from Radical London’, an exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘1968’, a year of global protest and unrest. The exhibition included visual artefacts and publications borrowed from the Bishopsgate Institute, The Feminist Library and DARH members’ own collections related to activism in London at that time, from housing, racism, workers’ rights and student revolt to the Vietnam war. Also on display were copies of posters created by The Poster Workshop from 1968-1971, alongside posters created by LCC students in a collaborative workshop with Propagate Collective, demonstrating that the issues raised continue to be as relevant today.
The exhibition opening took place in the library on 3 May 2018, with a launch of the first book about London’s Poster Workshop ‘1968-71’ and a Q&A with Poster Workshop ex-members.
Ruth Collingwood, Academic Support Librarian at LCC