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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