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And what do I do now? Using Data Visualization for Social Change

Last week, the C4AA’s Steve Lambert attended the Responsible Data Forum on Data Visualization. In this article, Lambert discusses how data visualizations for social change can leverage emotion to achieve objectives. Those who visualize data can be reluctant to sully themselves in the messy world of emotions and empathy. If your goal is social change […]

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Koch Quits!

Two days ago, in a big win for cultural institutions everywhere, it was announced that David H. Koch has resigned in his role on the board of the American Museum of Natural History. You may be familiar with Koch, the ‘the fourth richest person in America’ the billionaire who has given millions in ‘philanthropy’ to […]

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C4AA funded by the Rubin Foundation!

We’re extremely proud and excited to announce that we are among one of the first 46 initiatives to have won a funding grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation as part of their new Art and Social Justice initiative. “We wanted social impact and we wanted quality art,” said Alexander Gardner, the foundation’s executive director. […]

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Guerilla Girls on Colbert!

The anonymous feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night and talked about gender inequality in the art world. The collective is known for wearing gorilla masks and using the names of deceased female artists as monikers. Kathe, Zubeida, and Frida were the members that spoke with Colbert. […]

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C4AA Global Fellows Announced!

We are delighted to announce that we now have three Center for Artistic Activism “Global Fellows,” who are sponsored by  the Urban Democracy Lab at New York Universty. Our new Fellows will be working on our Æfficacy Project, interviewing artistic activists about “what works, why, and how?” in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Berlin. Our new Global Fellows are: Emily Bellor […]

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9: Zumba

Episode 9: Zumba! We took a Zumba class with Laci Chisolm of Fit 4 Dance and learn about real leadership. Have you donated to the Center for Artistic Activism yet? We need money for lasers! Show Notes: “Hard work can be fun!” This episode builds on our Mani-Pedi episode about self care and our TGI […]

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We need money for lasers!

You probably know us for the workshops we run around the world, like our work this year with sex worker rights advocates in Cape Town, South Africa and trans-gender rights activists in Berlin, Germany. But we also do “The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions” Actipedia.org – our online open-access wiki of creative activism Our new creative […]

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Podcast Episode 8: The MEGACHURCH!

Q: When is a church a MEGAchurch? A: When it has over 2000(!!!) worshippers. Megachurches aren’t just a US phenomenon. These churches are in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil; they have them in Los Angeles, and TWO in New York City. In South Korea, 250,000 people attend these EVERY WEEK! These spaces are […]

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School for Creative Activism Berlin Participants Put a Trans Mark on the City!

Last month, in collaboration with Trans Gender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we worked with 17 participants from 13 European countries, developing a creative activism campaign to mark […]

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Creative Time Summit Coming Up!

Coming up in November, Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe will be delivering a Center for Artistic Activism workshop at The Creative Time Summit NYC, hosted at the historic Boys and Girls High School campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant – Brooklyn’s oldest public high school! On November 14 and 15, The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC will continue the rich dialogue […]

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