Protest Cookbook is a design concept of the community that helps citizens transform their individual acts of resistance into a collective and shared protest. The idea is an outcome of my design-led exploration into the post-pandemic futures of protest. Building upon the analysis of the self-intelligent and organic structures of contemporary social movements, the project seeks to ask: when does disobedience become a protest? What makes a successful protest? How can design allow individuals to become multiple? How can multiplication be achieved without being together in one space and one time?
Analysing the phases of growth and the structure of social movements through secondary research and interviews with activists showed the analogy between protest and open source format. As I was mapping the stories of resistance shared by my interviewees, I realised that the main component of protest's success is multiplication. It gives a collective aspect to the acts of resistance transforming them into contagious, organic, leaderless and self-driven movements.