strategy should be not only to confront the
empire but to mock it with our art, our
stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer
relentlessness and our ability to tell our own
stories; stories that are different from the
ones we're being brainwashed to believe.
-- Arundhati Roy, 2003
Arundhati Roy, who
spoke these words so passionately at the World
Social Forum in India in 2003, reminds of the
power and potential of the arts and the human
aesthetic dimension to work as catalysts of
knowledge creation, learning, defiance,
counter-narratives and imagination.
Community arts, and feminist arts-based adult
education and research are important tools,
processes and products of creative practice and
aesthetic movements for social justice and change.
Museums, art galleries and libraries can also be
sites of critical and creative adult education.
This website showcases adult education and
research projects in communities, museums,
libraries and art galleries--the work of women who
visually illuminate, aesthetically dissonant,
satirically implicate, theatrically expropriate,
creatively resonate, and imaginatively educate.
If you wish to have information on a publication
or an arts-based learning activity included in
this website, please contact