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Art, Music, & Pop Culture: watch-listen

How Art Can Change Society

Sarah Lewis describes how photography and music are often the catalyst for radical societal change. Lewis is a curator and historian based in New York. She is the author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search … Continue reading

Afrofuturism

Black people are rarely featured in sci-fi and fantasy films — that is, unless that black person is Will Smith. How do black people get to exist in the future? Afrofuturism, a scholarly and artistic movement that imagines the future … Continue reading

Art, China and Censorship According to Ai Weiwei

“Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai’s artistic career and “According to What?,” an exhibition … Continue reading

Songs for Survival: A Playlist

By William C. Anderson People have, at all times, been fighting against something heinous in the United States. Despite the ongoing injustice, oppression, and alienation that exists in this country, music is a saving grace for the nation. Dominating global … Continue reading

Hip hop, grit, and academic success

This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social … Continue reading

Digital Media and Struggles for Justice

Activists, educators and organizers reflect on the opportunities and challenges when using digital media in struggles for social justice. This project was funded by the Black Youth Project and the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. Videographers Tracye … Continue reading

Humanising History – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Acclaimed award-winning author and author of ’Half of a Yellow Sun’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on the role of literature in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta Magazine.

Prince – Baltimore

Today fans are mourning the death of the legendary pop star. This week also marks the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death. Check out the video for Prince’s tribute to Gray below.

Creative Time Summit | Keynote: Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, presents at the 2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City. He asks: Can place can be a productive basing point for … Continue reading

See More Perspective: Hip Hop and Social Justice

  SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE has done years of youth work through hip hop and spoken word dealing with social justice, identity, and community engagement issues, has performed at countless venues and festivals and spoken at and facilitated workshops at various … Continue reading

I, YOU, WE: Art & Activism in the 1980s

In this video, the relationship between art and political activism in New York City during the 1980s is explored through Whitney collection works and an interview with Andrew Castrucci, Director of Bullet Space, a not-for-profit art space on the Lower … Continue reading