by Arshia Sattar
and Shilo Shiv Suleman (me!)
All those in Bangalore.
Please do come :)
5th of December 2009 at 4:30 at Ambara in Basvangudi.
And if you can't make it then send me an email with an order and I'll keep a copy of the book for you.
or the stickers! or the tshirts! or the badges!
'Artivism' was started during the Fearless Karnataka campaign. The thought behind artivism is to provide an Open space where artists,designers,writers,poets and hopefully one day musicians would link up with different organizations and provide visual identity, posters or any other artform. It attempts to be a sort of bridge between Activists and Artists who have very different mediums and contexts but a similar vision- to promote creative energy/change rather than destructive energy.
So this is how it works- An NGO/Campaign approaches us- and if the members or some of the members feel for the cause- they design posters and whatever else required collectively. There is no ownership. Everything is open source.print it- Burn it-stick it-make it into a tshirt- put up the poster in your city-in your room. Anything. Once its online- It belongs to everyone. :) One also has the right to anonymity. No one owns 'Artivism' or Runs it for that matter. In the long run one also hopes that one could replace all those Che Guevara T-shirts and posters with images and icons that are contextual to the space we live in.
What you can do? Become a contributor! post the fearless karnataka campaign there have been many many oppurtunities to provide artwork to different groups but not enough people to work on it. We need more hands. email- firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in contributing/becoming a part of the artivism mailing list. :)