Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times

Performance Actions in the Americas

  • Natalie Alvarez
  • Claudette Lauzon
  • Keren Zaiontz

Part of the Contemporary Performance InterActions book series (CPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Natalie Alvarez, Claudette Lauzon, Keren Zaiontz
    Pages 1-25
  3. Micah White, Natalie Alvarez, Keren Zaiontz
    Pages 27-40
  4. Natalie Alvarez, Keren Zaiontz
    Pages 41-67
  5. Wilfredo Prieto, Zaira Zarza
    Pages 203-221
  6. Martha Herrera-Lasso Gonzalez, Kimberly Skye Richards
    Pages 223-246
  7. Patricia Ariza, Beatriz Pizano
    Pages 247-261
  8. Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Natalie Alvarez, Keren Zaiontz
    Pages 289-302
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-343

About this book


This book charts the changing frontiers of activism in the Americas. Travelling Canada, the US, the US-Mexico border, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Indigenous territories on Turtle Island, it invites readers to identify networks, clusters, and continuities of art-activist tactics designed to exceed the event horizon of the performance protest. Essays feature Indigenous artists engaging in land-based activism and decolonial cyberactivism, grass-roots movements imagining possible futures through cross-sector alliance building, art-activists forwarding tactics of reinvention, and student groups in the throes of theatrical assembly. Artist pages, interspersed throughout the collection, serve as animated, first-person perspectives of those working on the front lines of interventionist art. Taken together, the contributions offer a vibrant picture of emergent tactics and strategies over the past decade that allow art-activists to sustain the energy and press of political resistance in the face of a whole host of rights emergencies across the Americas.


activist performance social justice global activism performance studies performance interventions social movements

Editors and affiliations

  • Natalie Alvarez
    • 1
  • Claudette Lauzon
    • 2
  • Keren Zaiontz
    • 3
  1. 1.Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Simon Fraser UniversityVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

Bibliographic information