Actipedia is an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. It’s a place to read about, comment upon, and share experiences and examples of how activists and artists are using creative tactics and strategies to challenge power and offer visions of a better society. Actipedia draws case studies from everywhere: original submissions, reprinted news articles, snippets of action reports. We believe that by learning from each other we can learn how to better change the world. Join us!
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How To Use Actipedia
What can I do with an Actipedia Account?
You don't need one if you just want to explore but after registering you can access a ton of cool features:
1) Share and inspire activism with others by submitting projects you’ve read about on the web or participated in yourself.
2) Create Custom Galleries for you to keep track of projects you love. These could help you plan your next work of art or activist tactic. Then share them on facebook, twitter, or by email with your friends!
3) Favorite Star projects to up vote them and save them for later in your My Favorites Gallery.
4) Edit and improve our user-generated content for the benefit of the Actipedia community.
Register by clicking here.
Find out more about these features by reading the FAQs below.
What is a Gallery and why should I want one? [account required]
Galleries are a way to organize creative activist projects meaningful to you. Perhaps you’re planning your next socially conscious work of art and want to learn from others. Or maybe you want to share some cool tactics with an activist group you're apart of. Do it by creating a Custom Gallery!
>>>To create a Custom Gallery select either the left hand “Create a Gallery” button beneath the Actipedia logo or create one from your user profile page accessible from the top navigation bar. After creating the gallery, it will be viewable from your profile page (which you can access by clicking your username next to the search bar at the top of the page) or from the "Yours" tab in the top navigation bar.
>>>To add projects to your gallery either manually enter them by title or use the “Add Project to a Gallery” button located at the top right of the project page.
>>>To share your custom gallery, find it on your profile page, click its title. At the top of your gallery’s page, the share this button will let you share it either on Facebook, Twitter, or by email.
How do I navigate?
Using the top navigation bar, choose one of our site wide Galleries categorized under either “Issue,” “Medium,” “Region,” or “User.” Each of these Galleries organize “Projects,” user-submitted articles on instances of creative activism, under a theme like “Sex and Gender.”
>>>The “Issue” category contains galleries on typical activist issues.
>>>The “Medium” contains different types of artistic genres and activist tactics like “Visual Arts” or “Demonstration & Protest.”
>>>The “Region” category contains a gallery for each major world region.
>>>The “User” category is only visible to signed-in users. It displays all Custom Galleries created by the user.
How do I submit a project? [account required]
You can submit a new project at anytime using the left hand “Submit A New Project” button beneath the Actipedia logo. Share actions you’ve done yourself or found around the web that will inspire future activism! Remember this site is only possible from the generous of work of people around the world who collect and share these stories here on Actipedia.
How do I favorite projects to save them for later? [account required]
By clicking the favorite star located next to the title of each project page, the project will be saved to your default “My Favorites Gallery.” Each favorite also improves the project’s ranking to help others find the best content.
How do I comment?
Using either your Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Disqus account, you can comment on any project at the bottom of the project page.
How do I share projects on social?
Share any project on Facebook, Twitter or by email using the “Share This” menu at the top right or bottom of the project page.
How do I edit or flag projects? [account required]
If you want to improve or edit a project, and the author has allowed editing of the project, you can use the “Take Action” menu on the right sidebar to “Edit this project” or “Review its revision history.”
If you find inaccurate information, spam, or otherwise inappropriate content, flag the content using the “Take Action” menu at the bottom of the right sidebar.
- Stephen Duncombe
- Jacques Servin
Original Design and Code
- Christian Flemming
Redesign Code and UI
- Ben Lerchin
- Dylan Fauss
- Emily Bellor
- Jessica Assaf