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Published on 11 May 2018 / In Non-profits & Activism

Lisa Ma socialises activism. Combining fringe communities, ethnographic research and speculative design, her unusual 'platforms of engagement' creates social events that are perceived as activism but function as services.

From beauty spas at cat ladies's homes to tours by airport protesters and Farmification of Chinese joystick factories, her 'passive activism' designs pushes forward passive protest in an era of abstract petitioning such as 'clicktivism' & 'slacktivism'.

In Lisa's recent project, she founded a community called Naturtarians in a vegetarian Belgian town that chooses to eat to control to opposed taxations for poisoning invasive animals. Naturtarian inspired a documentary series to be filmed by Canvas Collection in 2014.

Lisa Ma lectures widely and writes about speculative design in Molecular cuisine books and invasive science magazines. She is a London Global Shaper for World Economic Forum and shares her adventures at fringejoyride.com.

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