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The Art of Activism
Sat, February 19, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$3.00 – $11.00
YOUR ALL-PURPOSE GUIDE TO MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE!
A presentation and discussion with Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert
THE ART OF ACTIVISM brings together the authors’ extensive practical knowledge—gleaned from over a decade’s experience training activists around the world—with theoretical insights from fields as far-ranging as cultural studies and cognitive science. From the United Farm Workers’ boycott movement in sixties’ California to a canal-side beach in present-day Saint Petersburg, these pages are packed with contemporary and historical case studies that have been shown to work in practice.
There will also be discussion of the workbook that accompanies the core book which contains 50 expertly crafted exercises to help activists flex their creative imagination and hone political tactics, with step-by-step indications of to become the most persuasive and impactful artistic activist you can possibly be.
THE TWO STEVES: Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert are co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, a non-profit research and training organization devoted to helping activists create more like artists and artists to strategize more like activists. Over the past decade, they’ve trained more than 1000 artistic activists across the United States and around the world. Steve D. is a lifelong activist, who has also published six books and countless articles on the intersection of culture and politics, most notably Dream or Nightmare: Reimagining Politics in an Age of Fantasy, and the Cultural Resistance Reader. Steve L. is an internationally recognized artist whose public projects have appeared in Times Square, cities around the United States, and in London and Melbourne. He is featured in four documentary films and over two dozen books. He’s worked alongside the Yes Men and Greenpeace, and won awards from the Art Matters Foundation, Prix Ars Electronica, and Creative Work Fund. Lambert is a professor of New Media at Purchase College, the State University of New York’s public arts college.
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