Dazed and Confused magazine asked its readers the most important issues facing young people today and projected them into the skyline of London, including onto the Houses of Parliament, the Ministry of Justice, The Royal Courts of Justice and Nelson’s Column last night (10 July 2018).
The statements that were projected discuss nightlife culture, the rights on LGBTQ+ communities and our current political moment. A selection of slogans read, “The Tories are bad for our mental health”, “Housing is a human right”, and "Repeat after us: trans women are women. Trans men are men”.
Dazed teamed up with a New York activist group The Illuminator, infamous for projecting messages onto high-visibility corporate buildings. Most famously, it blasted “There is a rapist in the White House” onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Their slogan, “Shining a light on the urgent issues of our time”, sums up the organisation’s aim.
Emily Andersen of The Iluminator, told Dazed, “We’ve done a great job of having a moment of intervention, but also involving the power of the audience”.
The project aims to platform the concerns of young people across the UK and is an extension of their current issue which explores youth activism. The issue is out now.