Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

ACLU-NJ: Automated Injustice

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The ACLU of New Jersey started its Automated Injustice Project with a central question in mind: How has the New Jersey government’s use of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and automated decision systems affected the rights and well-being of people living in the Garden State? These systems have been shown to perpetuate Read More

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Land Use Intervention Library

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Land Use Intervention Library is part of an ongoing project about land use, climate change, and self-determination.  The project follows Last Street End, a series of facilitated, public encounters conducted in 2021 in Gowanus, Brooklyn involving ecology and municipal planning investigations, media making, and performance art. Material produced by participants Read More

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Corridos de Celestino

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“Corridos de Celestino” is a 2-CD project of original corridos, Mexican ballads. The CDs are accompanied by a booklet that sets each corrido in context and includes the words. The songs are interpreted by six different musicians in a variety of styles. The corrido, an important part of the Mexican Read More

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Tune in to Green short film series

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The small arts organization Diorama Room, LLC was formed in September 2019. The plan was for it to be an indoor and outdoor gallery space, in Austin, Texas, featuring artists who work in dialogue with nature. Before a rental space could be procured, the pandemic hit. Many people were saying Read More

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Atlantic City: The Musical

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“Atlantic City! City of Dreams!” sings our young ingénue as she jetés off the train into the oncoming traffic of Baltic Avenue. Atlantic City: The Musical is a new devised musical on the rise and fall of historically troubled Atlantic City. Created by Disaster Management Collective, a Philly-based gaggle of Read More

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Cosmogram: A Hero’s Journey through the lens of the African Diaspora.

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Cosmogram is new music inspired by the readings from Clyde W. Ford’s “The Hero with an African Face”, Violinist/composer Gwen Laster joined with Violinists; Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy and bassist Damon Banks record new works based on these readings and journeys as Black and South Indian musicians. Read More

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Silent Sentinels

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Along the invisible line that divides North and South Dakota lies a string of quartzite monuments, obelisks engraved with symbols and glyphs seemingly indecipherable to those except the men who placed them in this vast open landscape. These markers serve to separate a land that was, not long ago, united Read More

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Gender.Network

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Gender.Network is an archive of flyers, photos, artwork, cartoons, letters, poems, and other media by trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, and gender liberation activists, organizers, and artists. It currently focuses on 1960s-1990s North America. It has been created collaboratively in that these materials were identified based on many conversations, including conversations Read More

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Death Wings Project

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The 2022 Puffin Foundation grant supported the visual arts components of Death Wings Project including two pilots of the community art-making offering called “Death Wings: A Hands-on Creative Ritual for Remembering and Letting Go.” The pilot workshops were co-facilitated by grantee Bess Welden and Project artist Dana Legawiec. Participants included Read More

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