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Stephen Duncombe: But Does It Work? The Effect and Affect of Arts and Activism




Art and Activism can be a powerful combination, but also a complicated one, for Art and Activism do different work in the world. Art generates emotional affect, while activism is often aimed at material effect. What happens when we combine the two? How does this hybrid form work? And what do we even mean by "working" in the context of activist art?

Stephen Duncombe is Professor of Media and Culture at New York University and the author and editor of six books on the intersection of culture and politics. Duncombe, a life-long political activist, is presently co-founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training organisation that helps activists create more like artists and artists strategize more like activists.

In English, without translation
Discussion after the talk in the foyer


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