“This is a “let’s do it” guide to action, an accessible and well-illustrated collection of strategies ideal for artists (and non-artists alike) who are willing to put themselves out there for the common good.”Ken Krafchek, Graduate Director, MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
“I Dream Your Dream” is an interactive ritual designed to be performed on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, each August 28. Participants write down their own dreams for a better world on a colored ribbon, then exchange these dreams with a stranger. The other person’s dream is tied around the participant’s wrist. By promising to wear it until it falls off, the participant in effect makes a promise to protect the other’s dream. In doing so, participants recommit themselves to the cause and to each other; the political is personalized in a very intimate way. “I Dream Your Dream” was inspired by the art installation “I Wish Your Wish” by Rivane Neuenschwander.