Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten
by Robert Shetterlyposted Jun 21, 2010
- Robert Shetterly’s remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. This portrait: YES! Board Chair David Korten.
Hate Groups? Not in Our School
posted Jun 10, 2010
- When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes
posted Jun 04, 2010
- A group of East Bay middle and high school students from Berkeley's Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) chose environmental heroes and each created their own unique artistic portraits.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvisposted May 12, 2010
- Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
The Village Building Convergence
posted May 12, 2010
- Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
posted May 03, 2010
- Turning bottle recycling into an arcade game produces smiles and a healthier planet.
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries
posted May 03, 2010
- Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from the world's 194 countries. Catch the project's spirit–it’s more than just pictures.
Midway Atoll: Message From the Gyre
posted Apr 14, 2010
- Video: Chris Jordan's powerful photographs show the impact of disposable plastics on the albatross of Midway Atoll.
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke Jarvisposted Apr 14, 2010
- Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory Fieldposted Apr 02, 2010
- Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoenposted Mar 15, 2010
- In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Brett Dennen on the Healing Power of Music
by Madeline Ostranderposted Mar 11, 2010
- Though he’s climbed to the top ten of the indie music charts and won accolades from Rolling Stone, 30-year-old musician Brett Dennen says his most important work to date has been with children at The Mosaic Project, a small outdoor school in the Napa Hills of California.
Brett Dennen: My Most Important Songs
by Madeline Ostranderposted Mar 04, 2010
- A little-known album by pop star Brett Dennen is still changing lives at The Mosaic Project, teaching kids to stand up to intolerance.
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
posted Mar 04, 2010
- Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee Greenposted Mar 04, 2010
- Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.