Prakash Krishnan is a media practitioner, scholar and artist-researcher, currently pursuing a Masters in Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

Kristen Young is a community archivist and records manager.


In this video

Themes

  • Anti-Black racism
  • Race, Media, Technology

Krishnan and Young, co-hosts of the podcast Do the Kids Know?, use three case studies of protests against anti-Black racism to explore the relationship between visual culture and protest. They illuminate how iconic moments of visuality inform a cultural understanding of history, thereby canonizing protests as a historical imaginary.

Taking action

  • Remember why people protest
  • Use images of protests as motivations for what has been and can be done
  • Use social media to strategically mobilize images as a protest culture

Resources

  • Do the kids know? Podcast hosted by Prakash and Kristen
  • Van Ness, Grace and Prakash Krishnan. “Art of the March: Archiving Aesthetics of the Women’s March” In Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Objects , Materiality, 81-94. New York: Routletdge, 2021
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Marie-Jospeh Angelique – Canadian Encyclopedia
  • The Hanging of Angelique – Afua Cooper
  • Radical History: The Computer Riot
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