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Ferguson is the Future

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Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, and Scholarship On September 14, the San Francisco Art Institute hosted a dialogue and livestream of Ferguson is the Future, Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies symposium hosted as part of the department’s”ongoing collaborations

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Democracy Now! coverage of “All the World’s Futures” at 2015 Venice Biennale

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Since we were unable to make the trip to Venice this year to see the 56th Biennale curated by none other than Okwui Enwezor, we’ll take Amy Goodman’s coverage of the exhibition which surveys global trajectories of politics and upheavals

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“Saving radical actions and spaces, virtually”: Collective Memory featured in 48 Hills

Many thanks to Caitlin Donohue for this wonderful article about our Collective Memory Art & Activism Archive and our History Collection Lab for SOMArts Cultural Center’s Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. But more than just

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Beautiful Review from KQED Arts: ‘Dissidents’ Tackle Displacement and Surveillance in Two-Part Exhibition

The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers on exhibition at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2- June 5, 2015. Work by (left to right) Eliza Barrios, Tom Loughlin, COLL.EO, and Leslie Dreyer.

Emily K. Holmes offered an incredibly thorough and thoughtful review of our current exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, in KQED Arts today: The Dissidents is more than a collection of facts to learn. These artists, addressing issues

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Class, Curating, Found Online, Posts, Social Justice, Up&Out Lab

‘Data & Displacement': We’re reviewed in the East Bay Express!

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Sarah Burke just published this review of The Disssidents, the Displaced and the Outliers for the East Bay Express: “Curator Dorothy Santos, aside from being a critical new media whiz, serves as an executive staff member for the Bay Area

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Class, Found Online, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice, Up&Out Lab

Gomez-Peña on hope, art, democracy and more.

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Keeping up with journalist Christian L. Frock

We (heart) Christian L. Frock!  The keen-eyed, elegantly-versed journalist of Bay Area art meets activism just published this incredible 2014 recap for KQED Arts: Hell No, We Won’t Go: Outstanding Radical Art And Global Movements in 2014 And here’s a

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Where We At?: From Ferguson to Fundraising

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The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is a small but mighty work-in-progress and I hope it retains this contemplative, nimble attitude throughout its development. While giving feels great, asking for money is difficult. As the founder and executive

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Printmaker Favianna Rodriguez

And KQED Arts:

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Affordable Housing for Artists? Could it be true?

From Sm-artly by Christina Empedocles… Is there a glimmer of hope peeking through the multimillion dollar Victorians? Yes! It comes in the form of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office Housing and Community Development Below Market Rate (BMR) Ownership Opportunities. You

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