Category: Op-Ed

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    Jarvis Cocker: Do I Really Have to March?

    September 18, 2014 - 

    As climate activists prepare for the People’s Climate March, the singer/songwriter and journalist Jarvis Cocker has some advice: take to the streets, but rather than march, why not dance?  More
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    Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City

    September 15, 2014 - 

    Intervening in discussions about gentrification and placemaking, cultural activist Roberto Bedoya champions the creative resilience found in communities of color—and exemplified by the Chicano practice of Rasquachification—to suggest “placekeeping” as a strategy for advancing racial justice goals.  More
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    The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

    July 21, 2014 - 

    A product of the war on terror, Communications Management Units (CMUs) have cut hundreds of Americans—most of whom are Muslim—off from the outside world, often by labeling their acts of dissent “terrorism.”  More
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    We’re Here, We’re Qwerty, and I’m Not Sure I Want to Get Used To It

    June 23, 2014 - 

    The musician JD Samson (of Le Tigre and MEN) proposes we celebrate Pride Month with a commitment to commemorate and support diverse struggles across the LGBTQI community, joining together for interpersonal, intersectional discussions instead of divisive online debates.  More
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    No One Sits Here Anymore:
    How Spikes and Fences Erase Communal Life

    June 16, 2014 - 

    Artist Léonidas Martín reflects on urban design elements like spikes, fences, barbed wire and cacti that restrict access to public spaces.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    There was something natural, even inevitable, about birthing a platform for artists to weigh in on the news at Creative Time—an organization that has been commissioning artists to engage with urgent social and political issues since its inception four decades ago.

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