Steve Lambert

is back from England with the C4AA.

About Steve

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 collected by museums and The Library of Congress. 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 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 working with Treatment Action Group battling pharmaceutical companies over pricing for HEP-C treatments.

He is Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase College.

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Featured Work

Recent Activity

May 16, 2019

Co-operatives as a tool to fight economic inequality

Ok, full transparency: this is a failed funding proposal. I wrote it as a long-shot for an RFP calling for new and radical ideas to

Prints Available for 2018 Holidays December 02, 2018

Prints Available for 2018 Holidays

If you want these prints before the holidays, here’s your chance. Steve Lambert’s 2018 Gift Giving Guide™ For

November 21, 2018

Macedonia Art Action Academy 2018

The Center for Artistic Activism conducted an Arts Action Academy in the Macedonia (former Yugoslavia) in the summer

Art as Social Action November 05, 2018

Art as Social Action

Stephen Duncombe and I contributed a chapter for Art as Social Action, edited by Gregory Sholette and Chloe

Presenting at Guerilla Science 2018 October 28, 2018

Presenting at Guerilla Science 2018

Stephen Duncombe and I will be presenting at Guerilla Science 2018, “a conference for creatives who love science

2018 C4AA Print: The Jedi Mind Trick October 28, 2018

2018 C4AA Print: The Jedi Mind Trick

11×17 inches Two color, Risograph print on French Paper Signed and editioned Created in a limited edition and

C4AA at Yale October 25, 2018

C4AA at Yale

On October 25, the C4AA was invited to give a talk and workshop at the Yale’s Jackson Institute

C4AA in Macedonia October 22, 2018

C4AA in Macedonia

From October 15-21, 2018 the Center for Artistic Activism ran a new workshop in Skpoje, Macedonia. We are

White Night Festival Geelong October 14, 2018

White Night Festival Geelong

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False was part of the White Night festival in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The piece

Acting Out: Art that Changes the World – panel September 03, 2018

Acting Out: Art that Changes the World – panel

Panel as part of the “Words & Ideas” program at the Melbourne Fringe Festival Presented by The Wheeler