This whole world changing business should be fun when it can be – and it certainly needs to be attention grabbing to make a mark in a busy 24 hour news cycle. One of our favourite workshops we ever ran was a weekend series on creative activism – we heard from photographers, and street artists. We had cameo appearances from mining magnates, and tree chopping politicians, as well as folks who had managed to famously infiltrate election parties.
In recent times we have seen some increasingly inspired culture jamming, artivism, and the arts sector as a battleground for boycott campaigns and interventions on issues from climate change to a Free Palestine.
Here is just a small taste test, and we look forward to adding a lot more!
- Guide to Guerilla Projection – and a whole lot more – from spray chalk to recipes for fake blood and oil
- The Yes Men – wonderful pranksters that we love
- Actipedia – an amazing open-access, user-generated database of creative activism
- The legends at Crimethinc are a brilliant resource for so many things – great guide to wheatpasting posters
- Rebel Clown Army – clowning is a serious, serious business
- Buga Up – amazing social history of a group that changed the landscape of advertising in the 1980s in Australia
- Beautiful Trouble – a toolbox for revolution
- Juice Media – scathing humour on current issues
‘If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.’Emma Goldman