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We Take Over the Perceiving Freedom Sculpture in Cape Town

-+*Working with several advocates for the decriminalization of sex work, we took over the controversial sculpture “Perceiving Freedom” in Cape Town. The action was the culmination of our School for Creative Activism workshop in Cape Town. Selected Press This is Africa – Sex Workers Protest African Seer – Sex At the Specs – Sex Workers […]

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School for Creative Activism Cape Town – Participants Announced!

-+*We’re delighted to introduce the participants for our workshop on Campaigns to Support Sex Work Activism, funded by Open Society Foundation and taking place in Cape Town, South Africa THIS VERY WEEK! Say hello to… Dimitri Delibas OSF South Africa Programme Officer A recent addition to the Open Society Foundation team, Dimitri is the Programme Officer […]

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ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: WOMEN ON WAVES

-+*So this week we’re doffing our caps to the work of Women on Waves, who worked with our good friends at Yes Lab to create the www.diesalforwomen.com website ‘Misopolis’, a fabricated fashion brand which claimed to provide free abortion pills to its female workers in order to set them free and to create a fun […]

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ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: McDONALD’s VIDEOGAME

-+*This week we’re taking a look at the McDonald’s Videogame, where you own and operate a McDonald’s restaurant. In the game you have the choice to try to operate ethically or make decisions like using genetically modified soy or administering bovine growth hormone. If you go the ethical route, you bankrupt the company and lose. The […]

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ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: PRINCESS HIJAB

-+*‘My art has nothing to do with religion.’ This week we’re throwing the spotlight on the guerilla street art of Princess Hijab. Princess Hijab détournes advertising in public spaces: superimposing black veils onto the iconography of popular culture. ‘The Hijab is very powerful, not just religiously. It has been used in fairytales. It is part of the […]

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ACTIPEDIA REVISTED: PRO-CHOICE TROLLING

-+*From the vaults of Actipedia this week we’re looking at a subtle way of subverting your local store to do your messaging for you! When Hobby Lobby, the US craft store, filed a lawsuit against a federal mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives Jasmine Shea and Nathaniel Peck decided to take action. […]

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2014 SCA Barcelona Participants

-+*So in the build up to the break for the holidays, we missed this post to present the participants from our most recent School for Creative Activism workshop in Barcelona. Better late than never, we’d like to introduce you to them all now: Mara Kardas-Nelson Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist, advocate, and activist. She lived […]

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“Embodied Place: Ovservations and Notations” OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

-+*Sierra Nevada College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts “Embodied Place: Observations and Notations” Juried exhibition January 16 – February 27, 2015   Garage Door Gallery: Holman Arts & Media Center 1008 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451   Open Call for Submissions Deadline:      Monday, December 15, 2014 5PM PST Contact Sarah Lillegard, Gallery Coordinator slillegard@sierranevada.edu This […]

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