Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Beautiful Trouble (OR Books 2012, assembled by Andrew Boyd with Dave Oswald Mitchell) is a book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers.

Through short interrelated modules, the project lays out the core tactics, principles, and theoretical concepts that drive creative activism.  A series of cases studies highlights these best practices and provides analytical tools for change-makers to learn from their own successes and failures.

Beautiful Trouble is useful for both artists and activists, as it showcases the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy.

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