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Art projects related to social issues

Woodhull Hospital Artist Access Program

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Organization: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Title: Artist Access Program / Art for Health Care Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA Materials: Various What is the program’s impact? Art is shared in an environment that is generally quite stressful and stale…

15 Below jacket, Lida Baday and TAXI

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Designers: Lida Baday and TAXI Title:  15 Below Project Year created: 2007 Location: Canada Materials: What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the creation of a jacket to be distributed tot he homeless. The jacket waterproof and breathable and comes…

Mechanic is the Message, by Brenda Romero

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Artist: Brenda Romero Title: Mechanic is the Message Year created: 2008-ongoing Location: USA Materials: various – board games, interactive installations What is the piece’s impact? This project involved the development of several “games for understanding,” such as Train (2009), Siochan Leat (aka…

The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

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Artist:Lily Yeh Title: The Village of Arts and Humanities   Year created: 1986-2004 Location: North Philadelphia, USA Materials: mosaic sculptures, murals, and landscaping with trees and flowers What is the piece’s impact? The transformation of a number of vacant lots in North Philadelphia, the engagement…

Blank Noise project, by Jasmeen Patheja

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Artist: Jasmeen Patheja Title: Blank Noise project  Year created: 2004 – on-going Location: Started in Bangalore, has spread to other cities in India. Materials: Dialogue, graphic design, performance. What is the piece’s impact? It works to change cultural acceptance of “eve teasing” (street harassment)…

Playback Theatre

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Concept:  Playback Theatre Year created: 1975-ongoing Location: Global – it is practiced in over 50 countries (source). Materials: interactive, improvisational theatre, What is the piece’s impact? Audience members share moments from their lives with the audience, and then watch it played…

The Creative Learning Workshop

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Artists: Lou Rizzolo and Nobel Schuler Title: The Creative Learning Workshop   Year created: 2002 Location: Western Michigan University, USA Materials: drawing, inflatable drawing surface, What is the piece’s impact? This was a program geared towards children, whereby  participants develop “Self-Scapes,”…