Securitisation of Health Logos
The British Government’s counter-terrorism strategy Prevent was extended to healthcare in 2015. This means that healthcare bodies are legally obliged to respond to “the ideological challenge of terrorism” under the guise of “safeguarding”. This has caused well evidenced harm to those from BAME and Muslim communities, and, thus, Medact’s Securitisation of Health Group have been collectively working to repeal the Prevent duty in the NHS.
Applied Live Art Studios (ALAS) worked with the Securitisation of Health Group to create logos for their content. These were digital drawings made to support Medact’s educational content and stood as pictorial protests against Prevent. Each logo visualised a part of the appeal, using questions as prompts for conversation about Prevent’s validity.
Moreover, Medact has also produced an online event series called Alternative Training on Prevent, which worked in conjunction with the #EndPrevent campaign. ALAS championed and supported this by creating fliers for the events and using our Prevent logos.