Our friends at Social Design Site have launched a new blogging effort, just in time for 2009. An adjunct to SocialDesignSite.com, SocialDesignBlog.org will complement its parent site with a deeper problematization of the issues presented in projects on SocialDesignSite. Interested in publishing your thoughts on social design? They’re seeking contributors. Thanks, Kate!
We couldn’t let the chance to lend a hand to our friends and allies slip by, so while you’re pondering what to do with that massive check grandma gave you, allow us to make a few suggestions: Arguably our most important discovery in 2008, the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is a self-described weirdo thinktank [...]
Dan Tague’s Church and State from Cash Rules Everything Around Me Dan Tague and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery are reproducing Tague’s Cash Rules Everything Around Me as a line of t-shirts. One dollar from the sale of each t-shirt will be donated to the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity. I like Tague’s work, it has a [...]
Union Docs, in collaboration with Free103point9, recently presented Chorus of Refuge, a sound installation that transmits the stories of six refugees, to six radios. The voices of the refugees, who live in different cities across the U.S., are superimposed and coordinated in both rhythm and tonality to unite their narratives of struggle, survival and triumph. [...]
Krzysztof Wodiczko has created more than 70 public projections over three decades. The works frequently speak to issues of human rights, democracy, violence, alienation, and inhumanity, and using sound and motion often include testimonies of the people whose plights they address. Wodiczko, born in Poland, now lives in Cambridge, MA, where he is completing a [...]