Other Side of History

Columbia University, 2018


With Victoria Campbell


The Other Side of History was an action staged at the Columbia University Graduate Student Protests exactly 50 years after May 1968. Campbell Carolan produced a line of custom aprons for the demonstrators. The protests were sponsored by the United Auto Workers Union and made the demand that student work be recognized as formal labor. Within this conflict, we recognized a relationship to the political histories surrounding Wages for Housework. The aprons served as protest signs and, as a wearable good, represented the indivisible relationship between production and reproduction across the student body. The line has been acquired by the Columbia University Library.



Photo: Victoria Campbell

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