Make Extremism History. Poster for Tomorrow 2016
Poster 'Extremism' included in Top 100 selected artworks.
Please note: We’re not just talking about religious extremism. We’re talking about the extremes in society, politics, the environment, the distribution of wealth and every issue that we face as a world. We’re talking about the individuals who dominate public debate simply by shouting the loudest and listening the least, who leave little room for debate or any shades of opinion except for right or wrong and me versus you. We’re talking about climate change deniers, people who refuse to let refugees into their country or anyone who discriminates on the basis of gender, nationality, sexual preference or religion. If we want to think about a better future, we need to do so on a global scale. We need to reject the politics of confrontation and make an effort to learn what’s really going on in the world by talking and listening to each other. We have to take action to determine our own futures, as it’s clear that our governments (who are too tied down by commercial or political restrictions) won’t act unless we demand it. Change must come from the bottom-up: from us. This can only happen in a world that is at peace with itself, where people are equals, not divided by labels, nationalities or religion.