This Green New Deal poster pulls from Red Vienna?s iconic graphics and integrated social & housing programs as inspiration for a just transition. During the New Deal, similar ?Vienna Method Pictorial Statistics? were used in the Soil Conservation Service's publications and the Rural Electrification Administration pamphlets. There?s also been plenty of discussion of Red Vienna, as a precedent for GND housing programs, in publications like Jacobin.
In terms of content, the poster is based upon the ?plan? graphics from the Linz Housing Exhibition of 1929, designed by the graphics team at Vienna?s Museum of Society and Economy. Each reflected quarter shows the typical social services, architectural elements, and labor programs that were active in Vienna from ~1919 to 1934, as inspiration for equitable recovery initiatives today. - meg studer