The above image is part of the Greenham Common Women, Yellow Gate Collection created by Sarah Hipperson, held at The Women’s Library.
The artist Marysia Lewandowska has been using the Greenham Common archive collection as part of her research in to the changing political climate of the 1980s.
Lewandowska is interested in tracing the social movement of civil disobedience as it relates to women across generations and is therefore taking inspiration from the direct action of the Greenham Common campaigners. Her project will question how the now-familiar notions of self-organisation, sharing, participation and distributive networks operated in the era preceding the Internet and social networks.
To find out more about the material held on Greenham Common, you can do a general search of the archive collection here. To read about the Yellow Gate in particular, click here. To see what printed material we hold in relation to Greenham, please search here.