Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Plugging In

At some point I intend to break down my megalist of links (RESOURCES and INSPIRATION) into categories, but for now, it is what it is, and today, I offer you a sneak peak at several links I intend to add to the pile. For the past several weeks, I've been thinking about art, design, and activism, thinking about how I want to be a bit more plugged in, so to speak, in working toward changes I believe would improve the health and wellbeing of my community, my society, and our communal environment... I'm thinking about politically motivated art and design. I'm thinking about activism, union organizers, creativity as a force for positive change. No conclusions, only thought-provokers. Without further ado, these links are worth a look:

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts): Center for Sustainable Design

Advertising is Good for You (by Paula Zargaj-Reynolds)

IdeaList.org: Actions Without Borders (check out this page on grants for graphic designers)

Make Art Like You Care: Good Art, Good Works, Better World

Witness: See It, Film It, Change It
Using Video and Online Technologies to Expose Human Rights Violations

People Not Profit

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): Ideas Worth Spreading

Groundswell: Dedicated to clever and innovative trends of art and design in activism

Design21: Social Design Network

Guerilla Innovation: Creative + Unconventional + Interventionistic

Just Seeds: Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative

Next Nature

Community Arts Network
: Promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art

2 comments:

Groundswell said...

Amy,
Thanks for including Groundswell in your choices! These are some of my favorites that I read regularly. You'd probably also like our friends at Osocio and Another Limited Rebellion.

Thanks for that link to the grants - Groundswell is looking for funding, and this looks like a great way to proceed!

- James David

EzPrintSolutions said...

Great links, post your work of whichever you end up choosing when you finish.