Drawing on community survey research, interviews with community residents and leaders, and ethnographic observation, this book argues that the revitalization in Northeast LA by arts leaders and neighborhood activists marks a departure in the political culture from the older civic engagement to more socially progressive coalition work involving preservationists, environmentalists, citizen protesters, and arts organizers..
artWork: Art, Labour and Activism brings together a variety of perspectives on contemporary cultural production and activism in order to interrogate how the concepts of art, labour and activism intersect in practices for social change.
Performance Action looks to advance the understanding of how art activism works in practice, by unpacking the relationship between the processes and politics that lie at its heart. (Also in print: NX460.5.P47 S47 2018)
Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas addresses the absence of a publication documenting scholarly exchange between research sites throughout the hemisphere and is intended for those interested in community-based practices operating within the intersection of art, activism, and the social sciences.
Showcasing how art is a vital tool in the spread of new ideas and the staging of protests, this work explores how the influences an exhibition of Wellington Media Collective's work were used as a way to aid the political and social movements. Telling the story of a group of young Kiwi designers and political activists committed to broadly defined left-wing principles and politics, this book shows how they never wavered from their mission statement; "We will work with you, not for you."
In 2010 Vivienne Westwood and Lee Jeans launched an online manifesto-installation titled 100 Days of Active Resistance. The website invited people to submit an artwork, slogan or photograph responding to Westwood's conception of "Active Resistance to Propaganda."
An illustrated history of six centuries of global protest art. Discusses how graphics have been used to protest wars, call for the end to racial discrimination, demand freedom from tyranny, and satirize authority figures and regimes.
Szenasy has led the charge on issues ranging from universal design to emerging trends of consumer excess, from design for disassembly to the recovery of Lower Manhattan's communities after 9/11, from design education to the social and environmental impacts of the buildings and products we manufacture.
Re-Designing the East: Political Design in Asia and Europe addresses critical and resistive design practices in Eastern Europe as well as Asia from the eighties to the present. It focuses on the role of both design and designers in the context of sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural upheaval.
Design Activism reveals the power of design for positive social and environmental change, design with a central activist role in the sustainability challenge. The nature of contemporary design activism is explored, from individual/collective action to the infrastructure that supports it generating powerful participatory design approaches, a diverse toolbox and inspirational outcomes.
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Design for the Other 90% contains more than a dozen essays by leading experts in the field, accompanied by 200 full-color illustrations, to highlight a wide variety of design innovations that address the basic challenges of survival and progress faced by the world's poor and marginalized.