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Yard signs are as ubiquitous and familiar to the American political landscape as baby-kissing and stump speeches, combining catchy images and pithy campaign slogans to increase visibility for vying candidates and their parties’ messages. In honor of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The CivicLab is a space for educators, activists and practitioners of grassroots democracy to meet, do research, teach and build tools for accelerating civic engagement and community improvement projects. One of its major projects in 2013 was the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
One Voice Mixed Chorus unites gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and straight allies to build community and create social change by raising our voices in song. As the largest GLBT chorus in North America, One Voice is known for its musical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Artist Rha Goddess’s Hip Hop Mental Health Project (HHMHP) seeks to shift the cultural paradigm of shame and alienation surrounding mental illness and satisfy the need for a safe place to confront mental health issues and obtain vital information.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HUNGER, PHILADELPHIA is a site-specific, three-phase project.The piece draws from the use of kaolin (a kind of clay), which is used within various cultures for nutrition in the absence of other food sources and examines hunger from a global...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Sojourn Theatre collaboration with Georgetown University led by Sojourn artistic director Michael Rohd, The Race was a series of public events, investigations, performance dialogues, reconstructions, and productions that spanned the fall term 2008...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Promethean Community uses a variety of theater techniques to co-create an environment that allows the community stakeholders to create new ways of relating to each other. This consciousness raising allows the community to create an on-going...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The State of Things was first performed in the spring of 2006 on the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq war. On September 1st, 2008 in collaboration with Northern Lights as part of the UnConvention, Ligorano/Reese recreated The State of Thing’s Democracy...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The TIF Illumination Project (http://www.tifreports.com), which uses data mining, graphic visualization and community organizing to investigate and explain TIFs on a ward-by-ward basis in a wholly new and user friendly way. We helped organize and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I Wish This Was is an interactive public art project that invites residents to provide civic input on-site. Fill-in-the-blank stickers are posted on vacant storefronts and beyond as a low-barrier tool for people to have a voice in shaping the future...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company – even amongst friends and family. Bring it to the Table is a participatory online platform,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Portrait of America series initiates monumental, interactive public art exhibitions to engage communities in a constructive dialogue that triggers positive change. The exhibitions hold a mirror up to a community to reveal what is already there...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots explored artist’s creative use of farming practices to inspire self-reliance, improve food quality, demonstrate sustainable farming techniques, engender community actions, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life, a collaborative public art project in Durham, North Carolina, engaged more than 1,500 people in a series of events hosted between 2007 and 2009 that fostered new connections and dialogue, expanded...
Last Updated: September 22, 2014

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