Please see a new project that I've been working on with a colleague in theater. We taught a course this spring called "The City as Theater," and the final course project was a performance that we called "Performing the City: An Experiment in Civic Street Theater." The students developed individual performances inspired by, or based on, philosophical texts that engage urban issues, and then eventually worked out ways to interact with one another and the audience. A radio interview on the project is available:
Radio interview: http://wvia.org/radio/wvia-fm-programs/artscene click on May 9th program
arts weekly article: http://the570.com/index.php/2012/05/curtain-call-citizen-performers/. In addition. we are starting to upload videos of the performances on a youtube channel "OurCityMay2012" If you log onto Youtube you can find the channel by searching for it by name, and you can then subscribe to it to receive notifications as we upload new video.
If you are interested in urban issues, you might be interested in the participatory budget movement. This is a democractic, participatory budgeting process that is popular in many cities in the global South, and is now being adopted by some cities in North America. Also see the website of the nonprofit based in New York that involves philosophers from Brooklyn College and elsewhere in this movement: http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/
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