In the last few years numerous global social movements and political protests, many of which are ongoing, have brought inequities and systematic violence into the foreground of public discourse. These upheavals have focused specifically on wealth inequality and the ways in which it reinforces tyrannical rulers and oppressive regimes, and erodes democracy, public wellbeing, and environmental stewardship. In the United States of America, the 2020 presidential election and the January 6 insurrection continue to impact our public discourse, and will undoubtedly deeply affect our future reality.
We ask how our art and creative tactics can:
- Reimagine the praxis, grammar, and aesthetics of entrenched and failing systems;
- Radically shift collective perceptions and lived reality to build capacity for self‑determination for all peoples; and
- Catalyze and support radical and profound social, political, environmental, and cultural change that is sustained, intergenerational, inclusive, and liberatory.