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Reading List: Art for Social Change

February 27, 2015

We reached out to our network of LP artists, board members, staff, and friends to suggest books and readings about community-responsive art-making, creativity and social justice, radical pedagogy, and more. Here’s what they sent us:

 

Books

Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts

Mary Schmidt and Randy Martin, editors

 

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron

 

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Andrew Boyd and Dave Oswald Mitchell, editors

(and check out the website!)

 

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

 

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

 

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

Vandana Shiva

 

Education for Socially Engaged Art

Pablo Helguera

 

English Is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas

Coco Fusco

 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire

 

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Jonathan Lear

 

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

Randy Martin

 

Space Invaders: Race, Gender, and Bodies Out of Place

Nirmal Puwar

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

 

Variations on a Blue Guitar: The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures on Aesthetic Education

Maxine Greene

 

Voices from the Battlefront: Achieving Cultural Equity

Marta Moreno Vega

 

We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

Myles Horton and Paulo Friere

 

What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation

Tom Finkelpearl

 

Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Jeff Chang

 

Articles and Online Resources

The Dangers of Using Art (and Privilege) for Solidarity

Decolonizing Solidarity Blog

 

New York Collective of Radical Educators: Curricula

 

Poetic Justice: Engaging in Participatory Narrative Analysis to Find Solace in the ‘‘Killer Corridor’’

Dr. LeConté J. Dill (LP board member!)

 

Have other readings to recommend? Let us know