<body> Public Ad Campaign: Making What's Plausible Probable
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Making What's Plausible Probable

Carrie Lambert-Beatty talks about the role activist art plays in defining alternate realities even when the art may not be able to make those realities happen. I find this quote a compelling argument for my continued actions in spite of the illegality and uncommon methods used.

"By providing opportunities for belief-however fleeting, and no matter how stymied-such tactics of plausibility provide especially rich, emotional experiences of 'what-if.' The art of the plausible works to edge an imagined state of affairs from the merely possible to the brink, at least, of the probable."


      Sharon Zukin
      The Cultures of Cities

      Miriam Greenberg
      Branding New York

      Naomi Klein
      No Logo

      Kalle Lasn
      Culture Jam

      Stuart Ewen
      Captains of Consciousness

      Stuart Ewen
      All Consuming Images

      Stuart & Elizabeth Ewen
      Channels of Desire

      Jeff Ferrell
      Crimes of Style

      Jeff Ferrell
      Tearing Down the Streets

      John Berger
      Ways of Seeing

      Joe Austin
      Taking the Train

      Rosalyn Deutsche
      Evictions art + spatial politics

      Jane Jacobs
      Death+Life of American Cities