Steve Lambert

has a new project outside Seattle City Hall.

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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508 at Seattle City Hall August 25, 2019

508 at Seattle City Hall

508 is the number of people who have died from overdose in the city since the county’s Opioid

Delays Mean Deaths site August 18, 2019

Delays Mean Deaths site

In 2016, the The King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force unanimously approved a recommendation to

Open Ocean Exhibition at Mystic Seaport Museum August 14, 2019

Open Ocean Exhibition at Mystic Seaport Museum

I have a work, “SAND OCEAN SKY – The Commons” included in Mary Mattingly‘s exhibition at the Mystic

Keynote and “Capitalism Works for Me” at NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Scotland August 11, 2019

Keynote and “Capitalism Works for Me” at NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Scotland

I’ll be in Scotland this September presenting Capitalism Works For Me! True/False at the NEoN Festival (Northeast of

Laser cut case for HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sonar Sensor July 27, 2019

Laser cut case for HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sonar Sensor

This is part of a bigger project we’re working on for the Center for Artistic Activism. Everything is

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

2019 Biennale of Design at Saint Etienne March 11, 2019

2019 Biennale of Design at Saint Etienne

The New York Times Special Edition is showing at the 2019 Biennale of Design at Saint Etienne in

February 10, 2019

Panel: Acting Out – Art that Changes the World

Video of a September 2018 panel with Mama Alto and Jax Jackie Brown at the Wheeler Centre in

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