Thursday, August 13, 2009

United Breaks Guitars

I couple of months back, I learned about Dave Carroll--the guy who wrote a song about the horrible experience he had with United Airlines. A couple of weeks ago, I came across this post in a Fast Company blog. Apparently, he made a huge impact in United's profit margins. Good for him. Power to the Creative People, I say!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Theatre of the Oppressors?

I don't think this

is what Agosto Boal

had in mind when he created the Theatre of the Oppressed.

So, here's my question: How do we reclaim the use of theatre in order to promote progressive, people-centered, positive change in politics, but also in other socially relevant areas? How do we convince those in power to pay attention to those without a voice? What would the world look like if Victor Papanek and Agosto Boal had collaborated on a project? These are all things I will be thinking about today. If you have any ideas, please share them here.