Our goal is to flip artists into activists and observers into participants. Our experiments are built on a foundation of free and open source art, the unlimited possibilities within a human centered design process, and the potentials when analog and digital technology merge.
We aim to build bridges not walls, believing strongly in the innovative power of collaborations between nonprofits on the front-lines and the journalists, artists, and storytellers that best move their messages through the world.
Over the last year we have been busy behind the scenes working intimately with artists, activists and nonprofits to challenge and deepen how we can create visual media campaigns. This July we are launching a series of experiments, in collaboration with 18 international artists and nonprofits, that will take the form of street campaigns to challenge the current monopolies of our visual landscape, collaborations with celebrities to raise awareness of human rights movements, and community workshops to mobilize collective action and knowledge sharing. The Amplifier Foundation will be running highly visible public experiments throughout Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Chicago and Philadelphia. We invite you to join us for the ride. We are recruiting collaborators all summer!