Part of the ideals of independent and DIY culture is both access to the tools/means of production and to free spaces for creativity and communication. Are these corporate ventures really giving us a gift? Or are these poison gifts—and at what cost and to whom—since we know corporations main goals are their bottom lines?
One of the biggest critiques being made of the Occupy movement is that it has no demands. If, however, we take the standpoint that Occupy functions in an interventionist mode—if we see it as an Occupy moment rather than an Occupy movement–we see that its refusal to issue demands is part of the beauty of it.
Creative Time will realize its most ambitious project yet this fall, with its third annual summit and the opening of Living As Form, a show by 25 curatorial advisers surveying more than 350 socially engaged projects.
Fuse Magazine turns 35 this year, and to celebrate, its new edition reviews several decades of the most stirring authorship contributed to Canada’s foremost critical periodical on art, culture, and politics.
(Susie Husted is a Boston-based social justice activist who acted as a community advisor to Artists in Context’s conference planning. Susie’s been a strategic player in the planning of many Boston-based events including the annual HONK! Festival, 2010 Food not Bombs 30th Anniversary Festival and A People’s Celebration of Howard Zinn, as well as city-wide student [...]