I recently came across these posters in the tube network and subsequently in the Evening Standard. I was wondering what impact this advertising campaign was having and whether it was producing the desired effect to “stimulate discourse”. Has anyone seen them? What do you think?

It got me thinking about censorship, and self-censorship in particular. When I really thought about it, I realised that I was close to engaging in self-censorship myself. This is in relation to my work around decolonisation/decolonialisation. Since then, I’ve spoken to several people on the MA and had encouraging responses. I am grateful to the people who took time to speak to me on this subject. Dialogue is important. I would like to think that in art there are no taboos, that all areas are open to discussion by all people, with the proviso that this is done with a mutuality of respect.


Joanne Herbert