A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective heads to Portland

The  “True Cost of Coal” graphics campaign is here!

Who: The Beehive Collective, a 100% volunteer-driven non-profit political organization that uses graphical media as educational tools to communicate stories.

What: A presentation of the Beehive Collective’s newest work. Two years in the making, the “True Cost of Coal” is an elaborate narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal in Appalachia and beyond. To create the poster, the Beehive interviewed hundreds of community members throughout the Appalachia region. In their interactive picture-lectures, the Bees lead audiences through an engaging, larger-than-life banner version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and history.

When/Where: Several events in Portland.

  • Last Thursday on Alberta Ave, August 26th, location TBA
  • Friday, August 27th, 3-5pm at the Ecotrust Building, Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, 2nd floor (721 Northwest 9th Avenue)
  • Sunday, August 29th, 7pm at Autonomy (316 Northwest 4th Ave.)
  • Tuesday, August 31st,  2pm – 6pm, Special Art Workshop & Presentation at Tryon Life Community Farm (details below) Continue reading