A list of ideas for activists to archive their movements & moments including archivist activist backpacks, hackathons, collaborations, crowdsourcing archives.
Grab it before it’s gone! With the ephemeral nature of platforms you may want to think about archiving your social media and videos now.
A list of mainly electronic archives that document social change in Australia. e.g Aboriginal History Archive, Women’s Web, Radical Times Archive, etc.
There has been a shift from institutional to participatory archives – communities rising up and documenting their own histories. Here are 3 examples of how communities are speaking their own truths.
A description of the role of alternative media in the S11 anti-globalisation protests, September 2000.
Suggestions from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in the Arts & Creativity topic area – to help you bring more art and heart to your social change activities.
An exploration of the fun and pleasurable dimensions of the S11 anti-globalisation protests in Melbourne in 2000.
Alex Kelly gives a powerful speech about seeing the opportunities and how the arts can help to remake, to reimagine and to redefine our world.
Activism and Artivism – Sharon France, graphic designer, shares how she created the designs for ‘parasols for protests’ for the People’s Climate March.
Australia has a long history of students walking out of the classroom to demand change. A timeline of Australian school strikes from the 1930s until 2019.
Links to useful resources in the area of advocacy, policy change, and social movement evaluation.
An introduction to West Papuan protest songs and the courageous artists and activists behind them.
This paper uses Australian case studies to demonstrate the continued evolution of the use of humour in environmental, peace, and social justice movements.
A list of songs from the last 40 years of the environmental movement in Australia including the Terania and Franklin River blockades.
Creative tactics for social change: A number of examples of fun, empowering and engaging actions incorporating a creative approach.
A case study and theoretical examination of nonviolent direct action against fracking in the Northern Rivers Region in Australia.
Marty Branagan discusses the role of the arts (music, visual art, street theatre) as an effective method of protest and social change in Australia.
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way… memes, posters, postcards, stencils, etc.
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way, including placards, plaques, projections and craftivism.
Creative troublemaking! What is creative activism? Why do we use creative tactics? What are the advantages of using cheek, shock and surprise?