Backslash highlights current socio-political tensions to provoke and inspire creativity and innovation in the community.
Political, social and cultural landscapes vary immensely from country to country. Not all the protests look like Hong-Kong, where the average protester had at least 3 personal devices connected to the internet. A one-size-fits-all solution to these dynamic situations is irrational and impractical. Alternately, we believe Backslash is the starting point for local design and maker communities to collectively reinvent the technological culture in protests.
Backslash is not created with a political agenda nor is it a call to action. Instead, it is design to provoke thought, to spark debate and design that can empower the individual to better their community.