This category focuses on educational initiatives aimed at increasing citizens’ critical thinking. It also includes innovative tools and methods to make activism more efficient and able to reach a broader audience.

School for Creative Activism, USA

The first rule of guerrilla warfare is to know your terrain and use it to your advantage. Today’s political landscape is one of signs and symbols, stories and spectacles.  Populist demagogues understand this. Unfortunately, most democratic political parties and civic actors do not. The School for Creative Activism is a training workshop to help activists effectively – and ethically – navigate the contemporary political terrain using techniques drawn from artistic practice and popular culture. Tapping into their own creativity, civic actors learn to use the cultural language of the present to conjure up progressive dreams of the future.