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Podcast Episode 8: The MEGACHURCH!

Q: When is a church a MEGAchurch? A: When it has over 2000(!!!) worshippers. Megachurches aren’t just a US phenomenon. These churches are in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil; they have them in Los Angeles, and TWO in New York City. In South Korea, 250,000 people attend these EVERY WEEK! These spaces are […]

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ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: THE PINK CHADDI CAMPAIGN

It’s International Women’s Day! So this week, we’re taking a look at a really powerful piece of collective creative activism that managed to have a real material impact on a very troubling and potentially violent situation. The Pink Chaddi Campaign was an action devised by the “Consortium of Pub-going, Loose, and Forward Women” (PLFW) in […]

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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 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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Actipedia revisited: Public Movement – ‘Re-Branding European Muslims’ (2012)

Each week we’ll be calling back to an example of creative activism from our website Actipedia – an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. This week we’d like to highlight this really powerful piece of arts activism by Public Movement, a Tel Aviv based ‘performative research body’. In 2012 they created Re-Branding European Muslims to investigate conflict […]

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Using Art to talk back to Unwanted “Compliments”

  Shorty. Sweetie. Sweetheart. Baby. Boo. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably heard it. If you were to respond, what would you say? Last fall, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh began replying — through her art — to the dozens of men who approached her in public each week. As night fell, she slipped out of her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment armed with […]

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