Creative Actions

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Art-to-Action Program

Art-to-Action Conceptual ModelThe Art-to-Action Program of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade embraces integrated approaches with diverse community partners to combine creative action, social media, storytelling, theater, video, journalism, visual art, dance, puppetry, music, street performance and interdisciplinary media for social change.

The vision – Inform, engage and transform public dialogue about industrial pollution through art and creative communication in order to catalyze debate, mobilize citizen participation and shift the discourse to focus on health, safety and sustainability from a “business-as-usual” pollution problem.

Down by the River – Integrated multi-disciplinary media platform to reconnect us the history of pollution, race and oppression along Cancer Alley, past and present, and motivate citizen engagement.

DRiL BIT – Opportunistic, artistic, fun and engaging opportunities for citizen expression and participation.

Art Rig – New platforms, collaborations and creatively leveraged resources to encourage artists to explore the relationship between industrial pollution and our communities

Why art in Louisiana?

  • Cultural expression in Louisiana manifests itself in unique forms: parades, costuming, music, street performance, storytelling. Art-to-Action harnesses that power for environmental justice and social change.
  •  Art makes people think. Art helps people make connections between their lives and important issues. Art creates “a-ha” moments.
  •  Art gets people involved. Art creates layers of opportunities for people to participate in grassroots efforts for social change.
  • Art is influential. Art changes the way people reflect and feel, promoting respect and a sense of possibility.
  • Art gets attention. In a media-cluttered world, art shifts the discourse and turns the tables.
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Projects

Towards Wellbeing in Forest Communities

Center for International Forestry Research (2004-2007)

Field research and writing for project “Poverty and Decentralization” in Bolivia and Indonesia. Co-authored, designed and copy-edited Towards Wellbeing in Forest Communities: A Source Book for Local Government in English and Spanish. Created web site http://www.cifor.org/sourcebook.

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Center for International Forestry Research (2007-2008)

Research and writing for project “Participatory Monitoring Global Review,” co-authoring and designing Participatory Monitoring in Tropical Forest Management: A Review of Tools, Concepts and Lessons Learned in English and Spanish.

Guide to Participatory Tools for Forest Communities

Center for International Forestry Research (2004-2005)

Development of community-based participatory planning techniques for project “Livelihoods and Biodiversity in the Forest at the Local Level” in Bolivia and Vietnam, producing peer-reviewed publications and Guide to Participatory Tools for Forest Communities.

Field Guide to the Future

Center for International Forestry Research (2004-2006)

Development of community-based participatory planning techniques for project “Livelihoods and Biodiversity in the Forest at the Local Level” in Bolivia and Vietnam, producing peer-reviewed publications and Field Guide to the Future: Four Ways for Communities to Think Ahead.

New Orleans Fringe

New Orleans Fringe (2008-2012)

Organizational development, outreach, publicity, grant-writing and management of the non-profit grassroots organization that presents the annual New Orleans Fringe Theater Festival.

Community Members Living Next to Refinery in Shreveport

Louisiana Bucket Brigade (2011-2012)

Facilitating future scenarios workshops and training community facilitators with Residents for Air Neutralization, a community organization of fence-line neighbors to an oil refinery in Shreveport, LA.

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The Nature Conservancy (2008) Field Consultant

Planning, implementation and follow-up of sustainable handicraft project for “Design for a Living World” in forest communities in the eastern Bolivian Amazon.

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Welcome

This site presents my work in environment, arts and activism.

  • Art-to-Action Program – Program concept and design
  • Creative Actions – Parades, flash mobs, plays, bike tours and more
  • Arts Organizing – New Orleans Fringe Fest
  • International projects – Action research with forest-dependent communities
  • Publications – Articles, books and handbooks
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