Steve Lambert

is staying inside.


What I am doing now

updated February 3, 2020

I have a baby that was born just over a year ago. If you know me, I’ll catch you up sometime. If you don’t, I wont overwhelm you with the cute photos and stories.

Stephen Duncombe and I wrote a book we’ve been working on for years. We’ve sent it to a publisher and we’re waiting to hear back.

I’m developing a new project: a public game show that provides a fun structure for difficult topics. I’m talking to a couple producers about showing a version in 2019 and 2020.

New developments with past projects

A third version of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False toured Melbourne, Australia. The two main events were the Festival of Live Art and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The ANC has resolved to decriminalize sex work. and just won the South African election. This policy is exactly what we’ve been advocating for in the work I’ve done with the C4AA and SWEAT in South Africa over the past few years. I talked about this specifically in the closing talk at the EYEO Festival I gave last summer.

Center for Artistic Activism

I am founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism.

I’m back from West Africa where we’ve been working with artistic activists to help them create a artistic activism curriculum. We’re in the midst of a similar effort in the Western Balkans and the West Africans will join them for a convening to exchange strategies and methods. We are mid-way through a 2-3 year effort.

Another project is a series of videos and booklets that cover some of the topics we take on in our workshops. These are in various states of production.


I am an Associate Professor at SUNY Purchase and just completed a sabbatical and paternity leave.


As a board member at Eyebeam, I helped advise on their recent move and on their upcoming programs – like their 20th anniverary.

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