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Created: 28 Apr 2017

Actipedia is an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. It’s a place to read about, comment upon, and share experiences and examples of how activists and artists are using creative tactics and strategies to challenge power and offer visions of a better society. Actipedia ...

ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: THE PINK CHADDI CAMPAIGN

Created: 08 Mar 2015

It's International Women's Day! So this week, we're taking a look at a really powerful piece of collective creative activism that managed to have a real material impact on a very troubling and potentially violent situation. The Pink Chaddi Campaign was an action devised by the “Consortium ...

ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: WOMEN ON WAVES

Created: 28 Feb 2015

So this week we're doffing our caps to the work of Women on Waves, who worked with our good friends at Yes Lab to create the www.diesalforwomen.com website 'Misopolis', a fabricated fashion brand which claimed to provide free abortion pills to its female workers in order to set them free and ...

ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: McDONALD’s VIDEOGAME

Created: 19 Feb 2015

This week we're taking a look at the McDonald's Videogame, where you own and operate a McDonald's restaurant. In the game you have the choice to try to operate ethically or make decisions like using genetically modified soy or administering bovine growth hormone. If you go the ethical route, ...

Actipedia: Pigasus for President

Created: 17 Feb 2015

CHICAGO At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, the Yippies (Youth International Party) nominated a pig for president, with the campaign pledge: “They nominate a president and he eats the people. We nominate a president and the people eat him.” This porcine political ...

ACTIPEDIA REVISITED: PRINCESS HIJAB

Created: 12 Feb 2015

‘My art has nothing to do with religion.’ This week we’re throwing the spotlight on the guerilla street art of Princess Hijab. Princess Hijab détournes advertising in public spaces: superimposing black veils onto the iconography of popular culture. ‘The Hijab is very powerful, not just ...

ACTIPEDIA REVISTED: PRO-CHOICE TROLLING

Created: 06 Feb 2015

From the vaults of Actipedia this week we're looking at a subtle way of subverting your local store to do your messaging for you! When Hobby Lobby, the US craft store, filed a lawsuit against a federal mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives Jasmine Shea ...

Actipedia Revisited: #occupysmallstreet

Created: 22 Jan 2015

This week we're giving a shout out to small-scale activism with the #occupysmallstreet movement. First inspired by a doll-sized action in Siberia, this example has been created by Arts X Activism  from Melbourne, Australia. Signs are made collectively, by regular Occupy Small Street-ers and ...

Actipedia revisited: Public Movement – ‘Re-Branding European Muslims’ (2012)

Created: 15 Jan 2015

Each week we'll be calling back to an example of creative activism from our website Actipedia - an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. This week we'd like to highlight this really powerful piece of arts activism by Public Movement, a Tel Aviv based ‘performative ...

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