Donna Riddington

Open Covid Pledge

During the coronavirus lockdown, I joined a European team of creative activists who belong to a broader global movement lobbying for the ‘Open COVID Pledge’. As a graphic designer within the team, I have created infographics to help explain community actions across social media platforms. The aim of this activism is to ask major institutions involved in COVID-19 research to share their intellectual property and work toward ensuring that a new vaccine is sustainably priced, thus available to all. One action instigated during lockdown, has been to dedicate plants to a researcher and their institute, thanking them for their work and making the request to sign up to the #OpenCOVIDPledge. Snapshots of individual actions are then loaded to social media.

COVID Research Champion logo, (2020).
Infographic for plant dedication action, (2020).