With International Women's Day (IWD) approaching (March 8th) I decided to combine both causes with a focus on the objectification of women.
Working backwards, my final designs focused on the use of paper-chain women, which were used in different ways to reflect the three messages for my poster series. I thought that these paper-chain women not only represented the joining of people and of society, but could also be used as an eye-catching and decorative piece. I set about decorating an area near Southbank, London, which was chosen because of the various events in the area focusing on IWD.
My scamps and initial ideas follow, of which I found there could be quite a scope for flexibility of the original idea, given more time, a team, and a slightly bigger budget for materials..!
Fun fact: the 250 paper women took me 2 weeks of evenings/weekends to cut out by hand (I work full-time anyway), and were made from a roll of white wallpaper since it needed to be thicker than regular paper to stand up to being hung on railings in the wind.