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Cultural icon Vivienne Westwood sports her trademark orange hair at an Active Resistance to Propaganda event. She is smiling, looking away from the camera, wearing an assortment of necklaces and a grey headband that reads 'chaos'
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Vivienne Westwood - Cultural Icon (1941-2022)

We pay tribute to the anti-conformist fashionista, rebel, and outspoken activist who took her influence in the fashion world and used it to create positive impact. As founder of the Climate Revolution and Greenpeace ambassador she was a keen climate advocate. She also stood up against human rights abuses, overconsumption, ecocide, and a host of other worthy causes. A true hero whose legacy will live on for many generations to come.

Vivienne Westwood - Cultural Icon (1941-2022)
Poster advertising a festival of cinema and human rights. The handle of a hammer has been replaced with a pencil
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Human Rights Film Festivals

Nowadays we can find film festivals all around. Human right’s activists found here an opportunity to show different points of view and new perspectives to approach the human rights subject matter.

Human Rights Film Festivals
Colourful anti-war street art mural
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Artists against violence

Violence is a global problem, that everyday takes countless lives. Many artists choose to make statements against weapons, war and violence, in a more engaging and creative way.

Artists against violence
7 laughing women from different backgrounds stand together
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Women Film Festivals

Women across the world deserve a space to tell their stories. A film festival is a platform to empower and celebrate female artists in the film industry.

Women Film Festivals
Two young girls making graffiti on a cracked beige wall which says please no more war in red spray paint
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Street Art & Grafitti

There are many places that can be used as a canvas for a creative mind. Nowadays, street art is turning our cities into art museums. And for many artists, it is a great way to bring the public's attention to important issues.

Street Art & Grafitti
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Benin Bronzes

In early 2021, the debate resurfaced over whether cultural treasures, looted during colonialism, should be returned to their places of origin. Many historical artefacts were taken to Europe during the conquests, but recently the countries of origin have demanded the return of their cultural heritage. The issue gained momentum when Germany agreed to return its share of the Benin Bronzes, thousands of traditional African sculptures, which were looted from the territory of present-day Nigeria.

Benin Bronzes
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Mother Language - Multilingual Education and Inclusion

Over 7,000 languages are spoken throughout the world, 40% of these are now endangered with less than 1,000 speakers! Language is an important part of our cultural heritage and it is important to preserve it, as well as encouraging diversity and inter-cultural dialogue.

Mother Language - Multilingual Education and Inclusion

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Famous for being an openly critic of the Chinese government’s censorship, he uses art as a way to express his unconformities and inspire people.

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Open Culture

This great tool brings together the best free cultural media on the web for the worldwide learning community. Their mission is to centralize this content, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.

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Center for Artistic Activism

A space to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. The goal of C4AA is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. 

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