Steve Lambert

is drawing illustrations for an upcoming book

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About Steve

Steve Lambert has worked alongside artists and activists in 15 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.

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

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Recent Activity

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

ArtsHouse and Melbourne Fringe Festival September 02, 2018

ArtsHouse and Melbourne Fringe Festival

I’m returning the Melbourne Australia to present Capitalism Works for Me! True/False at the Melbourne Fringe Festival with

Speaking at 13th Intl. Conference on Art and Society June 17, 2018

Speaking at 13th Intl. Conference on Art and Society

Stephen Duncombe and I will be speaking (as the Center for Artistic Activism) at this conference in Vancouver

June 03, 2018

Building Fearless Futures at Re:Publica

In May I gave this talk and did a panel (Solar Punk and going Post-Post-Apocalyptic) at the Re:Publica

Open Call: Decompression Gathering Summer Camp 2018 May 16, 2018

Open Call: Decompression Gathering Summer Camp 2018

I’ll be hosting this residency at the Corniolo Art Platform this summer. More info and application Practicing Decompression

Cancel the Apocalypse at Re:Publica April 30, 2018

Cancel the Apocalypse at Re:Publica

I’ll be giving a Keynote at Re:Publica in Berlin. I believe all the talks at Re:Publica are live-streamed