Steve Lambert

wrote a book!!!

About Steve

Steve Lambert Artist

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 sciences, 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 that helps people use their creativity and culture to effect power.

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 six 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 2020-2022 as an Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase College.

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October 25, 2022

Unstoppable Voters Columbus

I spent last month training in Johannesburg, South Africa, Milwaukee, and Columbus with the Center for Artistic Activism.

Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters Fellowship August 08, 2022

Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters Fellowship

I spent last week training the inaugural fellows for the Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters program. We

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival January 17, 2022

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

I’ll be showing Capitalism Works For Me! True/False at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver, British

You Won! December 22, 2021

You Won!

11×17 (approx)2-color Risograph Print on French PaperPrinted at Eureka House in Kingston, NYIllustration from The Art of Activism

The Art of Activism – Pre-order the Book June 19, 2021

The Art of Activism – Pre-order the Book

Could this really be 12 years in the making? Stephen Duncombe and I started research for this book

Save KDVS May 01, 2021
The Conversation – podcast December 20, 2020

The Conversation – podcast

I was invited to talk to Michael Shaw for his Conversation podcast and it was a real pleasure.

November 01, 2020

CBS This Morning on Unstoppable Voters

I was interviewed for CBS’ coverage of the Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters work. There are 11

October 04, 2020

Talk at frank Gathering

This 10 minute talk from frank2020 tells about one of our favorite projects at the Center for Artistic

Techtonic Podcast September 29, 2020