Training director Nadine Bloch got active and aspiring activists into some Beautiful Trouble at two events hosted by Urban@Parsons. Nadine is an innovative artist, nonviolent action practitioner, political organizer, direct-action trainer, and puppetista. She combines the principles and strategies of people-power with creative use of the arts in cultural resistance and public protest.

On the February 28 seminar, her audience could learn about the core principles and theories supporting successful actions, as well as innovative tactics used in global struggles against autocracy and austerity. On the following day, participants explored what makes people-power effective, including core principles, tools and theories that every activist needs. The workshop featured a mix of hands-on group exercises, presentations, strategic brainstorming, and skill-building activities designed to empower and engage organizers. With the help of Nadine, they put the “creative” in creative action by examining a host of outside-the-box tactics from projections to pre-figurative interventions. The workshop included a Beautiful Trouble presentation and time to apply a strategic methodology for creative action planning to the participants’ own current campaign.

Seminar: Thursday October 28, 2019; 6 – 7 pm
Workshop: Friday, March 1, 2019; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room 515, University Center, The New School
63 5th Avenue 10003
New York, NY

This event is part of the Design and Urban Activism Practices Event Series organized by Evren Uzer (SDS) and Jilly Traganou (ADHT).