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These Artists Staged a “Wheelchair Invasion” of Cairo’s Streets

The site-specific performance was intended to promote conversation about urban accessibility

If you were around downtown Cairo recently, you might have caught sight of a wheelchair caravan rolling through the city. The spectacle, called Mission Roosevelt, was part of a performance for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival staged by the artists who founded and make up the Tony Clifton Circus. Twenty volunteers strapped themselves into wheelchairs and rode through town in an attempt to conquer urban space on two arm-powered wheels.

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Preteen Girls Dismantle the Patriarchy, One Car at a Time

Artist Dina Rončević’s Car Deconstructions series turns horsepower into girl power via auto mechanic training.

The artist performing one of her Car Deconstructions

The inside of a car mechanic’s garage is an unlikely domain for art, but Dina Rončević disagrees. The Amsterdam-based artist and car mechanic uses old junkyard cars as a canvas for her creativity. Using mechanic’s tools, she deconstructs cars down to their skeleton parts.

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Best of 2013: The Year in Creativity

A look back at what the year 2013 brought in terms of creativity on GOOD.

Creativity is an expansive, all-encompassing word whose definition is different for everyone. It means problem-solving, a unique perspective, expression, inspiration, translating ideas into tangible solutions, and nonlinear thinking. Creativity doesn’t have an allegiance to a particular medium: It's art, culture, and design; ultimately it's advancement. And creativity is not insular—it grows exponentially through community. So it was an especially exciting task to look back at what the year 2013 brought in terms of creativity from the GOOD community. Everyone from artists, activists, designers, architects, chefs, athletes, technologists, etc. contributed to the larger conversation of creativity in the year 2013. Below are some of the highlights from this year. And as we move forward into 2014, I'm excited to keep the conversation going with all of you.

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Improv Everywhere on Ice: Worst Ice Skater Ever

New Yorkers at Bryant Park ice rink got a surprise performance when what appeared to be a pitiable stranded skater found his figure skating courage.

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The friendly folks at Improv Everywhere organized another delightful spectacle recently, this time in New York's Bryant Park ice skating rink.

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Los Angeles Museum Creates the American Dream Within its Walls

What would happen if you created a community in a controlled environment-say, an art museum?

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