End the debt! Decolonize! Liberate Puerto Rico! Scroll
- End the debt! Decolonize! Liberate Puerto Rico! Scroll
End the Debt! Decolonize! Liberate! Scroll is a participatory cultural response to Hurricane María that tells the story of U.S. imperialism through the lens of the current economic and environmental state of Puerto Rico and its diaspora. The piece was developed between AgitArte and collaborators in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and is part of the Arts and Culture tour of the recently released book, "When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World."
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Participating artists and cultural workers include Jorge Díaz Ortiz, Estefanía Rivera, Crystal Clarity, Rachel Schragis, Emily Simons, Osvaldo Budet, José Hernández, Saulo Colón, and Dey Hernández
January 2018–June 2018
- Collection (local):
Economic & social conditions
Hurricane Maria, 2017
Puerto Rico--Dependency on United States
Puerto Rico--Environmental conditions
Puerto Rico (territory)
- 1 drawing : ink on primed Tyvek ; sheet 8 x 5200 cm
Copyright (c) AgitArte
All rights reserved.
- Notes (venue):
The original, hand-illustrated copy of the scroll was completed at Casa Taller Cangrejera, AgitArte’s live/work and community space in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in June 2018.
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The project came to life through several phases of development, including three phases of production over the course of six months (January - June 2018). Phase 1 (Santurce, Puerto Rico): research, storyboarding, image creation, production planning, start of production; Phase 2 (Maine): continuation of production; Phase 3 (Santurce, PR).
End the Debt! Decolonize! Liberate Puerto Rico! Scroll is a popular education and organizing tool for decolonization and liberation efforts throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S., and beyond.
The original, hand-illustrated copy of the scroll was presented publicly for the first time to an audience of over 100 during the June 2018 opening reception of the When We Fight, We Win! / Cuando Luchamos, Ganamos! exhibition in New York City.