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.
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 initiative Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is presented by Stephanie Lake, PhD, Director of Adelphi University’s Criminal Justice Program, Department of Sociology, Jennifer Govan, Library Director and Senior Librarian, Gottesman Libraries: Teachers College, Columbia University and Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, co-founders of Sing for Hope.
Magda Makridou- Student in the School of Arts , TEPAK University, Limassol
Magda’s inspiration comes from city settings, searching for and photographing old buildings, places in decay, and small unnoticed details. “Cities have character, for me, real cities “live” within secret noises that inspire people to push through their failures towards their true creative passions.” Resources: Instagram
Did you miss an event or want to take a look back? You can view our lectures and events at your own pace via the Artivism YouTube channel.
- Creating an Inclusive Culture: The Value of Participatory Methods in Co-Designing Accessible Artifacts
- Wearable Art for a Purpose Roundtable Discussion
- Art Literacy is Future Literacy: Angela Chalkiopoulou
- Conscious Coffee: Adam San Miguel
- Music that Transforms Prisons in Costa Rica
- Festival of Cinema NYC: Creating a World Class Film Festival to Inspire Social Transformation
- An Inspirational flight!
- Art To The People: How to Help Our Communities Heal Through Creative Wellness Practices
- The Power of Artmaking Towards Transformation: Macro and Micro Healing Ourselves and Community
- Orchestrating Activism Notes on Music Audience History from 1930s Brazil
- AAA3A: Liberating the Domestic
- CWNY Building Community Encouraging Gender Equality through Free Services and Programs
- Challenges to Social Transformation in Arts: Martial
- The Exonerated: False Confessions and Wrongful Conviction
- Social Justice, Theater and Teaching
- Embracing the Natural Art Around Us
- A Few of My Long-Term Feminist Art Projects
- Theatre as a Tool for Inspiration
- Using Creativity to Drive Sustainable Change
- The Inspiration Show
- The Power of Art for Social Transformative Life Progressing Experiences
- A Brainstorming Afternoon with Artivism
- Artivism Panel Discussion: The Refugee and Immigration Crisis Transforming Mindsets and Practices Via the Arts
- The Safe Center of Long Island
- Art Made of Recyclable Materials