The Mapping Artistic Activism Project (MAAP) is a living digital archive of individuals, collectives, and organizations engaged in the emerging field of artistic activism in different regions around the world. This archive will identify connections between actors across territories and detail the challenges faced by practitioners as described by themselves. MAAP will allow us to understand the ecosystem of artistic activism and the main tendencies defining its growth.
Using Mapbox Studio software and WordPress integration, MAAP’s end product will be a public-facing, easy-to-use website that graphically “maps” the field of artistic activism across the globe, yet allows the user to drill down to explore in detail different practitioners and organizations. Using original data gathered by a network of international researchers and self-generated by practitioners around the world, this platform will be a resource for researchers, practitioners, educators, supporters, and funders looking to understand and strengthen the practice of and knowledge about artistic activism worldwide.