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.

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

Poster Design

The selected Spring 2022 poster was designed by kindergarten students at 1st Gargaliani, Peloponnesos, Greece who expressed what they learned about human rights and the freedom of artistic expression.

Collage: Kindergarten students at 1st Gargaliani, Peloponnesos, Greece expressed what they learned about human rights and the freedom of artistic expression.

Teacher: Garyfalia Terizaki 

Students:

  • Artemis- Dimitra Terizakis
  • Crhisanthi Alerta
  • Chrisilia Iliopoulou
  • Dimitris Tsamouris
  • Eva Konstantopoulou
  • Izabella Tosca
  • Katerina Meintani 
  • Konstantinos Mathios
  • Myrto Kokkaliari
  • Panos Varvatsoulis
  • Reggina Apostolou
  • Sarantis Vassilopoulos
  • Sofia Machaira
  • Sotiris Kyriakoulopoulos
  • Tonia Kouvela
  • Thanasis Vassilopoulos 
  • Tzortzina Glaropoulou
  • Yiorgos Tzortzinis
  • Yiorgos Triantafillidis
  • Yiorgos Chasani
  • Yiorgos Gonis
Date & Time: April 18 – August 23 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Performing Arts Center
Date & Time: October 10 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Virtual

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