Steve Lambert has worked alongside artists and activists in 16 countries on 4 continents helping them to effect power. Trained in the arts, he is known for large scale, public projects that engage new audiences on difficult topics through the social science of comedy, games, theater, and democratic participation.
Lambert is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute to help activists be more creative and artists to be more effective.
As an artist, Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from art galleries to protest marches to Times Square, both nationally and internationally, featured in four documentary films, and over two dozen books, and multiple museums. Lambert has presented at the United Nations several times. His research is included in a United Nations report on the impact of advertising on cultural rights and his research is the basis of a book on popular understandings of capitalism.
Over the past five years he’s focused on working with sex workers on campaigns for human rights, fighting for safe consumption spaces with people who use drugs like heroin and methamphetamine, and battling pharmaceutical corporations over pricing and access to life saving medicines.
He is on leave for 2020-2021 as an Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase College.