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“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

“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.


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