Stephen Duncombe

professor, author and editor
Stephen Duncombe is Professor of Media and Culture at New York University and the author and editor of nine books and numerous articles on the intersection of culture and politics. He is also the creator of, an open-access, open-source, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia.
A lifelong political activist, Duncombe co-founded a community-based group in the Lower East Side of Manhattan which won an award for “Creative Activism” from the Abbie Hoffman Foundation, and worked as an organizer for the NYC chapter of the international direct action group, Reclaim the Streets. He is currently co-founder and Research Director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute that helps activists to create more like artists and artists to strategize more like activists.


Felipe Vivero, Old New Suns, inspired by
Felipe Vivero, Old New Suns, inspired by Octavia E. Butler, There is nothing new under the sun but there are new suns, image, 2024