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The Beehive’s much anticipated graphic, Mesoamérica Resiste, is finally hatching!

After 9 years of collaborative research, story gathering, design, and illustration, The Beehive Collective is thrilled to announce the release of the Mesoamérica Resiste graphics campaign.You may have seen The Beehive Collective’s work when OKT helped bring them to Grand Rapids in 2011.

Click here to see the launch video and to contribute to the project.

The Mesoamérica Resiste graphicillustrates stories of resistance, resilience, and solidarity from Mexico to Colombia. The double-sided poster focuses on the clash between two very different worldviews. When folded, the outside of the poster is the top-down view: a map of megaprojects planned for the region that draws parallels between colonial history and modern day capitalism.

The poster opens up to reveal the view from below: amidst the roots of a Ceiba tree, communities are fighting off the invasion of the plans on the map, defending their land and traditions, building local and regional economies, and exercising their collective power. The graphic is a powerful tool for learning about the importance of cultural and ecological diversity, with a cast of characters that includes over 400 endemic species of plants, animals, and insects.



The Beehive Collective “Dismantling Monoculture”

The Beehive Collective “Dismantling Monoculture” a visual exploration of globalization and militarism in the Americas
The Beehive Design Collective- a non-profit, volunteer driven, political arts organization is headed to Grand Rapids Tuesday March 15!

Collaborative Graphic Design for Movement Building
A hands-on collaborative image making workshop with the Bees at
Red Hydrant Press 314 Straight St. SW Door M
Limited to 50 participants.

Tales of Ants & Economies in the Americas
The Bees present their larger than life banners at
Kendall College Student Commons, 17 Fountain St. NW
On street parking or pay for parking at Ionia/Pearl ramp


Sponsored by Our Kitchen Table, Red Hydrant Press, The Bloom Collective
and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.