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YAR: Young Activists Republic; We are a community of over 8000 enthusiastic, original and wacky creatives that want to celebrate honest ideas! We come together to create a safe space for writers, artists, designers and creators in general. As a digital and print platform, we encourage local and international creatives to join us and to express themselves through art, design and writing. Our purpose is to make people comfortable in their own skin of art; be more confident towards their ideas and share it with other creatives and of course, us! Fighting to break the chains enforced by social media algorithms-so that creatives are free to be themselves.
Due to an immense amount various visual content being shared on social media, art and design gets buried among other more ‘popular’ and ‘algorithm-friendly’ posts, thereby resulting in decreased reach for more original expression and causing discouragement, low self-esteem among the creatives. The YAR community introduces Pakistan’s first ever one-of-a-kind publication that will showcase exciting and thought-provoking work by the local creatives of the country integrating print with digital technologies and allowing multilingual content to be published. A bi-annual print publication for youngsters to express freely without any barriers to creativity, in their own visual style and their own preferred language for expression thereby inculcating confidence and creative self-esteem.