The globe shrinks for those who own it; [but] for the displaced or the dispossessed, the migrant or refugee,
no distance is more awesome than the few feet across borders or frontiers-
Homi Bhabha

Art Forces uses community public art and technology, including murals, websites, social and new media, to inspire critical thinking and action. Art Forces works in partnership with a wide range of organizations, from mental health programs to environmental and material aid organizations, to schools and cultural centers. Art Forces moves from the local to the global, from the streets of San Francisco Bay Area to Olympia Washington to refugee camps of Palestine and Lebanon. The projects make visible histories and relationships that have been obliterated and forgotten; making connections to national and global issues of social justice, borders, precarity, migrations, and decolonization. Art Forces creates perceptual ‘ruptures’ or ‘disturbances’ thus creating opportunities for people to make new connections and imagine possibilities.


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Art Forces