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Wrapping up Online Activities for Complex Social Change


We are marking the end of the first major phase for Complex Social Change, which includes our online activities. However, our group is just getting started.  We welcomed two new graduate students in Fall 2014 and are continuing to explore these ideas around how complex social change is made. As well, we are planning further exhibitions, performances, courses, papers, and collaborations. Our website and social media sites will remain online as archives as we continue to work, play, and talk to each other and with others who want to join our merry band. We hope to be able to share updates on these endeavours soon.

In the meantime, view a summary of our first year of online activities, including challenges and strategies related to our online objectives (highlighting connections across disciplines, creating online dialogue and conversation, and marrying education and activism).


We have also recently added a selection of essays from our 2014 publication >>



If you would like to get in touch with Complex Social Change or any of the researchers featured on this site, please email the U of L Art Gallery:

Acting out and Complex Social Change on CKUA’s ArtBeat

The Complex Social Change feature starts at about 35:30

We are thrilled to have been featured on a recent episode of ArtBeat on the CKUA radio network. Produced by CKUA’s Megan Clark, the episode highlights the Acting Out exhibition at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and discusses the research objectives of the Complex Social Change research group. Josephine Mills speaks about the art collective General Idea and their role in making LGBTQ issues more approachable, Bruce MacKay talks about engaging students through his course on Activism, and Chris Clark points to examples of the application of design in activism such as the 10 Tactics project.

Read more about the episode on CKUA ArtBeat’s website.