IDEAS and REQUESTS from us

TAO ForumCategory: 2. COLLABORATE and CONTRIBUTEIDEAS and REQUESTS from us
TranZactivism Staff asked 4 months ago
  • Here are a few ideas for Sparks that we would love to see.
  • Feel free to pick and choose from this list if you would like to research and create a Spark on any of these subjects.

  • Find out if there are already articles on this subject, link them in then make it your own- why were you attracted to this subject, how does it resonate?
  • We will only remove a subject from the list once we have received your contribution and it meets the guidelines. Enjoy the exploration!
    • PERSONAL – AutoActivism.
    • The Four Agreements.
    • Hack your life. Be an activist in your own life. See Jodorowsky
    • Practice anti-trizofrenia. Triintegrity. Live in coherence with your cause.
    • List of harmony practices.
    • Keep things fresh. Surprise yourself, ie. Gurdjieff.
    • Study your own reactions.
    • Practice being in the other´s shoes + imagining why they think that way + what could affect that thought process. Trading places.
    • Create an alter ego, no to hide, but to protect/empower (go above and beyond limits of birth.)Make sure it has origin in a personal power.
    • Write down yr story / values.
    • Free yr unused ideas. Practice letting go.
    • When two ideas clash, violence begins where imagination ends. – Mati Abdul Klarwein.
    • Exercising the imagination.
    • Is it ok to just want to be mediocre? see: TS Spivet.
    • EVERYDAY – Problem-Solving.
    • Practice creative interaction. In everyday life, write letters. Practice seeing: are you really seeing? Are you really caring?
    • See angry people. Practice NVC.
    • See people in righteous power, letting them know they can use their power to lift/help others, and so help themselves.
    • See people in pain, acting out (love).
    • Pay forward. Invite homeless to a meal and/or chat. Leave easter eggs. Gifts for those in service (not just tips, make their day smile).
    • Practice altruism. Practice inclusion, even w enemies. Games people play.
    • Replace newspapers w your own version.
    • Family activism: deface magazines. Make little public sculptures.
    • Water Baskets.
    • GROUP – Community
    • Professional / Group responsibility.
    • Identify yr group of TAOs + protection. Review legality and recourse. What are the skills/talents/ willingness to act in yr community. Don´t assume just because a cause is important that everyone will jump on board.
    • Be clear of what the role of each is.
    • Think global, act local. What transformation does yr community need?
    • Thinking outside the box.
    • Counter-counter-activism. ie. Teabaggers. Monty Python (we are the untied front, etc.)
    • Practice connection. Not feeling so alone.
    • How to organize privacy + public phone trees.
    • Sidewalk Parade in Newport.
    • Corporate Insects (re: bike tours, Sweat´n´Sell).
    • CULTURAL – Large-Scale.
    • Mobbing: how to organize.
    • Funding.
    • Culture Jamming / Adbusters.
    • Anonymous.
    • AVAAZ.
    • Banksy.
    • ¨Be A Light¨ Theater activism. #allarewelcome #ghostlightproject
      Organizing with groups of groups.
    • Creative rebellion against the status quo. – Jessie Burton.
    • Buy Nothing Day.
    • Chant des Colibris.
    • Community Gardens + Urban Gardens.
    • Birth of Suburbia.
    • Going Off the Grid.
    • Détournement.
    • Get-Downs.
    • Hidden Messages.
    • Human Library.
    • Imagine Peace Towers.
    • Mathieu Tremblin (on DesignYouTrust.com).
    • Pranks.
    • Public Art.
    • Protest Art.
    • SilvesterClaus.
    • Slacktivism.
    • T.A.Z.
    • Yes Men.
    • http://fashionrevolution.org/ via BAZ
    • REFLECTIVE – Universal – Greater Than Us.
    • Being a part of something greater than us.
    • Acceptance.
    • There is a time when it´s ok to let others carry the torch and do the work. ie. ¨I can´t believe I still have to protest this shit.¨
    • Spiritual activism. Check out: popularresistance.org.
    • Decomposition.
    • The Glass is Always Full, The 100%.
    • Nature Conquers All.
    • Animals are also Activists.