Working Class History

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Working Class History is a web-based social media project made to popularise our collective history of struggle. In collaboration with the libcom.org online archive and a team of international voluntary researchers, WCH posts On This Day in History content every day about struggles of workers, women, LGBTQ+ people to people of colour to various social media platforms with over 150,000 followers. Plans for 2018 include podcasts, maps and more new media projects.

“Kudos to Working Class History for keeping us informed and keeping alive the memory of great people.”

– Linda Towlson




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On this day in 1927 in the US, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, both anarchist workers and Italian immigrants, were executed by electric chair for a murder which neither committed. (23 August)

October 24th, 2017


Mariano Maturana // Barcelona

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    The route of anarchism
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    El Árbol de la Libertad (The Tree of Liberty)
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    iBook, 127pp, available from iTunes
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    Augmented Reality projects available for iOS and Android

In 2001, Chilean media artist Mariano Maturana founded the Tactical Tourism project in Barcelona. The project has organised a number of urban interventions in diverse cities drawing on the practices and language of tourism. These interventions use different formats – such as tours on foot or by bus – and employ within them audiovisual media, radio broadcastings, maps, publications and performances.
A striking example is the Route of Anarchism, a tour in Barcelona highlighting the hidden (hi)stories of the great anarcho-syndicalist movement of the city. Since 2009 Mariano Maturana has also developed and designed Augmented Reality projects using mobile devices for further subversive interventions of public spaces. Together with Consol Rodríguez and Manu Valentin, Maturana is also the co-founder of the Barcelona based Augmented Reality research and project group Cierto.

“What makes Tactical Tourism especially interesting is the ways in which it wraps art, tourism and politics together.”

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May 23rd, 2014


RaspouTeam // Paris

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RaspouTeam is a Paris-based collective of urban artists founded in 2005. They have undertaken several projects aiming to spread information about key moments in the radical history of Paris. Events covered have included the Paris Commune of 1871, and the Paris Massacre of 1961 when hundreds of Algerian protesters were killed by the French police. The group engages with the public at large by using and subverting new technologies (QR codes, GPS data, online maps) mixed with ‛old-media’ urban interventions such as posters, stencils and graffiti. Onscreen actions and on-the-street experiences are closely linked in presentations where tools of commercial advertisers are turned into tools for historical enlightenment.

“En 2011, les murs parisiens servent de nouveau de support pour d’immenses sérigraphies retraçant les grands événements de cet épisode révolutionnaire et collées par une bande de trois amis venus du street art, connue sous le nom de Raspouteam.”

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May 23rd, 2014