Pecha Kucha Miami hosts an evening of POSITIVE INTERVENTIONS while exploring the dynamics--educational activism, epidemic scale, stigma, medical advancements, survivor stories, and political challenges---of The Wolfsonian's new exhibit GRAPHIC INTERVENTION - 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010.
The event draws it's inspiration from the museum's exhibition of 152 posters which present an insightful overview of diverse visual strategies employed by many different countries in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health emergency.
The poster has played a special role in promoting AIDS awareness and safe sex education across cultures. Different aims, messages, visual metaphors, and strategies have strongly influenced the content and design of AIDS posters. In many countries, the poster as a communicative tool was uncommon before the emergence and identification of the HIV virus. Regardless of cultural differences, AIDS posters can be meaningful to viewers because they frequently draw on images from popular culture and express the living habits of people.