Steve and Steve were at the United Nations this week, where they gave a presentation to the Arts and Culture Exchange of the UN Development Program. Ostensibly about “new communications strategies to sell old ideas, like the UN”, the Steve’s presentation introduced the audience of largely UN communications staff to artistic activism, and led them through a series of exercises designed to get them thinking — and experiencing — the importance of moving beyond standard outreach methods based on factual appeals and centered around problems, and into the more aesthetic strategies of mobilizing affect and envisioning the possible — and impossible — goals of their campaigns.
Watch the C4AA Fundamentals webinar series to get a taste of what the Steves presented.