2016: Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water in Flint, Michigan

Three artists have provided images they've created that, for them, speak to the drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. We asked you to respond in words. Click for more & to read our Collaborators' Q & A.

photograph by Lisa Sette and poem by Jill McDonough for the Broadsided Press 2016 Responses to Flint feature  image by Stacy Isenbarger, poem by Rachel Carle for the Broadsided Press 2016 Responses to Flint feature  art by Ira Joel Haber and poem by Amy Young for the Broadsided Press 2016 Responses to Flint feature

2015: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Six artists provided images they've created that, for them, speak to the Syrian refugees in a wide sense. You responded in words. Now six collaborations are yours to enjoy, contemplate, and offer the world. Curious about who made them? Click for more & to read our Collaborators' Q & A.

art by Moustafa Jacoub and poem by Kirun Kapur for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian refugees feature art by Karen Cappotto, poem by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian Refugees feature art by Janice Redman and poem by Katherine DiBella Seluja for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian refugees feature drawing by Sarah Van Sanden and poem by Tiffany Higgins for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian Refugees feature drawing by Ira Joel Haber and flash fiction by Nick Almeida for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian Refugees feature art by Undine Brod for the Broadsided Press 2015 Responses to Syrian Refugees feature

NOTE: We know "Lost Souls" looks different. We are offering it as an on-the-streets, ongoing opportunity for response. Post it blank (inviting others to respond) or filled with your own words.

2014: Ebola

The Ebola outbreak centered in West Africa devastated communities, offered beautiful examples of empathy and generosity, and caused us to think about our deeply connected world. Artists and writers channeled their reactions into the collaborations below, and we offer them now to you. See the results and get the pdfs.

quilt by Amy Meissner for the Broadsided Press 2014 Responses to Ebola feature  drawing by Ira Joel Haber for the Broadsided Press 2014 Responses to Ebola feature  painting by Maura Cunningham for the Broadsided Press 2014 Responses to Ebola feature

2013: Typhoon Haiyan

Three artists offered writers opportunity to offer art's empathy, outrage, beauty & hope in response to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. See the results and get the pdfs.

painting by Maura Cunningham for the Broadsided Press 2013 Responses to Typhoon Haiyan feature 'Box 3' by Ira Joel Haber, 'Glass Walls Do Not a Barrier Make' by Martin Willits Jr. for the Broadsided Press 2013 Responses to Typhoon Haiyan feature 'Blue Socks' by Cheryl Gross, 'That Which Binds Us' by Matthew Caretti for the Broadsided Press 2013 Responses to Typhoon Haiyan feature

2012: Superstorm Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast of the US in the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist Ira Joel Haber offered this image in response to the impact on New York and New Jersey.

We asked writers to respond to his work and the storm; the above collaboration resulted. Read more and get the pdf.

2011: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

In 2011, Broadsided artists created images in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Writers followed, and we presented their collaborations as an expression of how art can reflect the depth of our connection with the world.

We posted that art, and asked writers to respond. Below are the collaborations that resulted.

Click to read more and see the full pdfs.

  
 


 

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