Art and Activism

The instal­la­tion Pub­lic Forum by Steve Lam­bert, co-founder of the Cen­ter for Artis­tic Activism, is a mobile dis­cus­sion plat­form where the pub­lic is invit­ed to vote whether the ques­tions on the sign are right or wrong. © Steve Lambert

Prison reforms, fair nation­al bud­gets, jus­tice for immi­grants, the appro­pri­ate deter­mi­na­tion of tax bur­dens, the erad­i­ca­tion of racial seg­re­ga­tion in schools, the fight against cor­rup­tion, or the ques­tion­ing of police sur­veil­lance of the broad public—all of these are top­ics for the Cen­tre for Artis­tic Activism (C4AA). What is unique in their work is the com­bi­na­tion of art meth­ods and for­mats with social move­ments. In work­shops, sem­i­nars, sum­mer acad­e­mies, and oth­er pro­grams, they dis­cuss the motives and work­ing meth­ods of dif­fer­ent groups togeth­er with artists and peo­ple who are pri­mar­i­ly active in social move­ments. This is intend­ed to sharp­en demands and orga­nize actions in a more direct­ed man­ner. Every­thing else, accord­ing to the founders of the orga­ni­za­tion, would be an unfor­giv­able strate­gic mistake.


The Pub­lic Forum


Steve Lam­bert


Cen­ter for Artis­tic Activism (C4AA)


Since 2009