Artivism: poetics and political performances on the street and on the web
Paulo Raposo (CRIA-ISCTE/IUL)
John Dawsey (Napedra/USP)
Deadline: 31 January 2015
Consensus regarding the uses of artivism, as a conceptual neologism, is still unstable in both arts and social sciences. The term appeals to connections which are as classical as they are prolix and polemical, between arts and politics, and stimulates potential destinies of arts as acts of resistance and subversion. The aesthetic and symbolic nature of artivism amplifies, sensitizes, reflects and interrogates themes and situations in given social and historical contexts, with a view towards change and resistance. Artivism also gains expression as a term for artistic rupture – by the proposition of alternative settings, landscapes and ecologies for artistic fruition, participation and creation.