Workshop on Law and Personhood: Re-characterizing Corporations through Art

The third of three weekend art workshops on corporate personhood was held at At 5604 Manor on October 20, 2012. It focused on corporate personhood not as a political debate but as an instance of "cultural lag"- the idea that institutions, such law and corporations, take time to catch up with changes in cultural standards. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court?s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the goal is to create art that can help close the gap between the dominant corporate mentality and the people?s desire to recapture control of our lives and environment. After a short discussion led by a local attorney, participants work is primarily in the mediums of pen and ink, poetry, and collage. Art may be collected into a published handbook.

Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Filmed by Grace Alfar. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org

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