06.08.21
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio

S9E3: Astra Taylor


Astra Taylor is an artist, activist, and founder of the Rolling Jubilee and the Debt Collective. Her latest book is Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions.

Taylor talked about why she makes “ethical spectacles,” which connect her creativity and her activism:
the spectacle is something that captivates, something that illuminates and that generates this imagination. Right. Imagining a different world that then can go into movement building. And for me, that's what ties all of this together. Right. All of these different things I do, whether it's my interest in philosophy, my interest in politics, my interest in social change, my interest in film as a medium, it's all about shifting perception.


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Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt Award-winning journalist Ellen McGirt covers race, culture, and leadership in a daily column for Fortune entitled RaceAhead. Her reporting has taken her inside the C-suites of companies including Facebook, Nike, Twitter, Intel, Xerox, and Cisco; on the campaign trail with Barak Obama; and across Africa with Bono to study breakthrough philanthropy.

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