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'Actipedia' - crowd-sourced database of activist art - goes online


The Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism have launched Actipedia.org, an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism case studies. The intention is to inspire activists to more creative and effective actions.

Actipedia is built on an open-source platform with formats for viewing, searching and posting examples. The site draws case studies from original submissions, reprinted news articles, and informal snippets of action reports. At present, Actipedia hosts over 400 case studies from countries worldwide.

The Yes Lab is the work of The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, and helps activist groups carry out creative actions. The Center for Artistic Activism was founded by Stephen Duncombe, artist and professor at New York University and Steve Lambert, artist and professor at SUNY Purchase, as a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice.

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»  The Handlebards win 2014 Sustainable Practice Award at Edinburgh
 
»  Opportunities & calls:
Environmental Art Festival Scotland - call for projects for 2015
 
»  New & recent productions:
2071 - 5-15 Nov
An Enemy of the People, Hr Helfa/The Gathering, Away with the Birds, Calling Tree, Red Forest, Hunger for Trade, and more
 
»  ArtCop21: COAL and Cape Farewell organise for COP21, November - December 2015
 
»  Folkstone Triennial - August - November 2014 - place, city, art and some ecology
 
»  Jonathon Dove's Gaia Theory premieres at the Proms
 
»  Our selections from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
 
»  Human-Nature: Art, horticulture and choreography - Siobhan Davies Dance events throughout the growing season: April - December
 
»  The Anthropocene Project all year at HKW, Berlin
 
»  Exhibitions:
Edinburgh Art Festival - 1 August - 19 Nov
 
»  Recent events
 
»  Recent conferences & seminars
 
»  Blogs, networks, essays for performance and ecology
 
»  Common Ground celebrated on Open Country
 
»  'Fissure' awarded at World Stage Design exhibition
 
»  TippingPoint starts crowd-sourced database of climate art
 
»  New book by Una Chaudhuri: 'The Ecocide Project Casebook: Research Theatre and Climate Change'
 
»  'Actipedia' - crowd-sourced database of activist art - goes online
 
»  'On Ecology' edition of Performance Research published online
 
»  'Environmentalism' edition of Research in Drama Education published online
 
»  'Culture and Climate Change: Recordings' available as a book, as an online pdf and as podcasts
 
»  Canadian Theatre Review focuses on 'Theatre in an Age of Eco-Crisis'
 
»  Library:
The Oil Road
Survival of the Beautiful
Dark Mountain 3
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
Readings in Performance and Ecology
Beautiful Trouble. A Toolbox for Revolution
Theatre Materials
 
»  CSPA Fringe Awards for Sustainable Production:
2013 - How to Occupy an Oil Rig
2012 - The Man Who Planted Trees
2011- Allotment
2010 - The Pantry Shelf'
 
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