art for a democratic society: community consensus manifesto

Community Consensus Manifesto
28 pages, 4.25″x5.5″, black and white with a lava red cardstock cover

In July 2007, at First Fridays Street Fair (Art Murmur) in Oakland, we took a poll asking respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with statements from historical art manifestos such as Dada, Surrealism, Furturism, and Stuckists. We asked them to rate their responses from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.” Based on their responses, we created the Oakland Community Consensus Manifesto.

The CCM zine includes charts and graphs showing the responses, as well as our detailed analysis of the results, our methodology, and the final product of the questionnaire: a 10-point art manifesto of the Oakland First Friday Street Fair (at least for that month).

Art for a Democratic Society, an organization based in Oakland, California that combines aspects of traditional grassroots political organizing with participatory performance art and social practice techniques.


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