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Creative Action Mobile Lab, or CAML
What is this CAML?
A rapid response RV outfitted with a digital media lab and activist art workshop and library for creative action art builds, trainings and digital media documentation in response to frontline direct action requests.

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Mobile Lab Functional Break Down

-Rapid Response Art creation: A retrofitted recreational vehicle that will serve as the technical headquarters as well as base level living accommodations for a team of mobile activist artists
-Trainings & Capacity-building Workshops
-Media/Content Creation (Digital Storytelling)

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Assumptions (the”why) behind the Mobile Lab
 

-There is transformative power of creative collaboration between artists and frontline community members as they take part in confrontational protest or direct action
-Artists are often a bridge between social justice movements and able to help demonstrate that the problems we face are not distinct from one another
-Our commonalities and our differences are a source of strength and a springboard for new creative processes
-Infrastructure to create this art, however, is often siloed in isolated communities or singular place-based organizations, while artists and cultural organizers move through various communities and work with other artists around the country
-Artists/Cultural Organizers desire to (1) to strengthen our connections with each other outside of large, organizationally funded “movement moments (2) expand our knowledge base and exchanges aesthetic practices