Bookshelf 2018

Doris Lamontagne 2018 – 01 – 18 : 2 books worth looking at :

Culture as weapon

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/culture-as-weapon-the-art/9781612196800-item.html?ikwid=Nato+Thompson&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Seing power –Art and Activism in the 21st Century

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/seeing-power-art-and-activism/9781612190440-item.html?ikwid=Nato+Thompson&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=3

both books are by Nato Thompson

Available at the Ottawa Public Library

Kathy Bergquist, 2018 01 – 09:
 Kathy  recommended this book for a study group session:Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller: Blueprint for Revolution – How to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators or simply change the world. (New York: Spiegel and Grau 2015)Blueprint for a Revolution ,

which is available at the Ottawa Public Library:

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A novel detailing how a dictator rises to power and dismantles democracy, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, first published in 1935, and published as a Penguin Classic in 2017. Interestingly, Popovic’s first chapter is titled, It Can Never Happen Here, which is frequently the reaction of most would-be revolutionaries to the potential for success of non-violent revolution. What is critical for everyone to understand is that anything can happen anywhere, if the conditions are right:dictators and despots rise to power, people re-claim a place, a political system, a world for themselves.

Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics, by Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Svenson, University of California Press, 2015. Several great essays on a range of topics, and helpful notes and resources at the end of each essay.

Clear, concise definition of colonialism with a good bibliography, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/colonialism/

People might want to check out the web site, http://canvasopedia.org/ which is full of interesting resources, and see how some of the strategies might be applied by artists.
Also, if people visit this page https://www.researchgate.net/search and enter the terms “art and activism” many interesting things come up.
Both web sites are intended as starting points for the imagination.

 

 

 

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