Steve Lambert + Make Capitalism Work For Me!
Support our Alum Steve Lambert's new project on Kickstarter. Who wouldn't want a personal phone call from Steve's parents?
Starting a conversation about Capitalism is like walking up to a stranger and asking, "Can I talk to you about Jesus?" The word "capitalism" is a red flag. And for good reason – pretty soon some dude is talking your ear off about "The System, man." Ugh. At the same time, capitalism is discussed every day using euphemisms like "jobs," "job creation," "the business climate," and discussing whatever "crisis" is deemed relevant; a housing crisis, financial crisis, social security crisis, tax crisis, or fill-in-the blank crisis. But the whole is rarely a topic of frank discussion - much less alternatives or meaningful reform. As a culture, we need the vision and boldness it takes to discuss the problem itself. The idea that "there is no alternative" to the way our world works takes away our ability to dream! And as citizens we need the courage to begin these discussions on order to move on to new and better visions for the future. But what to do? Start a conversation about capitalism and friends edge away slowly, and strangers even faster. This is what art is for! This is what art does well - it creates a space where new ideas and perspectives can be explored. A space unlike any other.
Is capitalism working for you? The sign will tour the US leading up to and beyond the 2012 presidential election. There will be a book, website, and videos that document people's interactions and thoughts. But this can only happen if we reach our fundraising goal by August 6th.