“Kartoneh is an anonymous collective of activists and artists working with banners and signs. Initially created as a page on Facebook, in the hope of lifting even a small part of the media blackout on a place that has been marginalised for too long. Our methods of expression were simple school chalk on black paper. We are youths from the heart of the city. We reject contemporary design techniques, and instead use chalk and writing that is not artificial or contrived. Deciding what we write on our banners comes about after long consultation, and according to what is taking place on the ground. The banners travel to most parts of Syria; although we have no more than 7,000 followers, one banner has been shared by more than 390,000 people” (Kartoneh)

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