Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

An event series that brings to light how the arts can redress inequities, reflect the voices of all and push society forward.

The mission of this interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration is to engage people in changing society through the power of art.

“Nurturing change for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence”

This initiative builds upon the ideas in the book Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning from Maxine Greene.

Vision

The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional global collaboration, is to engage people in transforming society through the power of art. The vision of this initiative is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global concerns. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.

Founders and Sponsors

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation was co-founded and is co-produced by Argie Agelarakis and Carolina Cambronero Varela. The series is presented by Stephanie Lake, PhD, Director of Adelphi University’s Criminal Justice Program, Department of Sociology, Jennifer Govan, Library Director and Senior Librarian, Teachers College, Columbia University and Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, co-founders of Sing for Hope.

Adelphi University: College of Arts and Sciences Gottesman Libraries: Teachers College Columbia University Sing for Hope

Poster Design

Christopher Spinelli

Artist Statement: I relied on a simple image of two hearts painted in a vibrant impasto style. At this time in our world that seems darker and more violent, I focused on simplicity and beauty. My palette is always vibrant and joyful – even on my altarpieces that address such issues and Black Lives Matter, Immigration and LGBTQ+ rights, my palette remains vibrant because deep down my own hopes are the ones shining through.

Christopher Spinelli poster design: Nurturing change for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence

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