On April 11, 2002, 500 volunteers lined up with shovels along a dune located in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Everyone started to excavate and move dirt from one side to the other, which resulted in a minimal movement of the dune; they managed to move it 10 cm. Francis Alÿs convened this action during the Lima Biennial, two years after Alberto Fujimori’s dictaroship had come to an end. This action is considered an allegory for the collective faith in a better future for the country, and how this faith can result in something.
Can you recall any other collective actions which have resulted in changing something?
We propose the following activity: