Frank Changwork

Increasingly, laws concerning protest permits are being used as a pretext for quashing dissent in American society. The proliferation of regulations and denial of permits for reasons ranging from interfering with traffic to preserving national security are increasingly commonplace. Meanwhile, preemptive arrests, corralling, and violence against those "breaking the law" by protesting are frequent occurrences as public space is continually divided up between private property, no-protest zones, free speech zones, and containment areas.

Permit Protest [maquette]

2011
laser-cut art board on paper and MDF, paint
40 x 50 x 1/2 in.

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Permit Protest [full-size mockups]

3D renderings

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