The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power. Hip Hop is a social invention for increasing the participation of youngsters who are often left out of community development processes.
A hip-hop state of mind. By - Akeem Sule, Becky Inkster
Jan Servaes's insight:
The global popularity of hip-hop has transformed the culture from the inner-city streets of New York City (NY, USA) into a multibillion-dollar industry within about 40 years. Hip-hop music is a worldwide platform for self-expression and unification. It has a unique capability to translate across cultures, languages, and socioeconomic boundaries.
'A picture speaks a thousand words' may be an old saying but nothing could be more appropriate when it comes to the following series of illustrations by artists seeking to offer support to Occupy HK. Theses bold images offer an insight into conditions on the ground as well as showing how events are being viewed from abroad.
The Guardian Dictatorship to democracy: 17 lessons from Indonesia The Guardian Democracy is up to the people: A successful democracy does not rely on a single personality or an elected leader. All people need to partake in political processes.
Collective Impact – Revolutionising Social Change Pro Bono Australia While cooperative approaches are not new to the Not for Profit sector, many people are realising the way they have been working isn't getting the results they hoped for, a...
Hip hop and graffiti affirm identity and open up space for alternative views and opinions. As early forms of social media, graffiti and hip hop can be said to embody true freedom of expression. But who is listening? And more to the point – for good or ill – who is acting on what they hear? This cool issue of Media Development covers some of the ground
Reuters Snowden to Hackers: Your Tech Skills Can Save Democracy Tom's Guide NEW YORK — Hackers and other technologically skilled people have a "civic duty" to educate those less tech-savvy on how to use encryption and other security and privacy...