As part of the Makerversity Civic Hack in November 2017, we developed a modular tool that could be used to fuel mass collaboration during protests.
The Blok, was designed as a simple tool that can be used during protests to create a powerful visual statement, while also bringing people together in the process. It is created of either paper or cardboard, and can be posted or printed out freely online. Protesters can write statements onto the Bloks, assemble them at home, and bring them to the event - a modular 3D update to the regular placard.
The Bloks can easily slot together to form structures, sculptures or even furniture, representing the communal message as joined object, rather than the placards thrown to floor, as we usually see after protests.
Exhibited at Somerset House, London in November 2017.
Other members of the Blok design team - Amy Humphreys and Sofia Niazi