Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Art Projects That Are Actually Interesting

I really neat exhibit from Platform 11, a lab out of the Royal College of Art in London. Check out we-make-money’s post on it.

I really like open-source protesting, where students from the lab brought blank green signs to “protest” in front of the Westminster's Houses of Parliament in order circumvent The Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005. The law states that it is illegal to protest within 1 km of the building. However, Tony Mullin found a loophole allowing for blank signs. The students are making the protest available online for any group to past in their own political message onto the blank green signs using green screen technology. Pretty cool.

Dash Macdonald’s Imagine Being a World Leader is a neat project where he plans on providing training 8-9 year olds to give their own professional political speech.



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