Artist, Researcher, and Organizer Founder of Upwell
Rachel Weidinger is an artist, researcher, and organizer. She labors to illustrate what is possible, and to build equitable uses of power.
In 2011, Rachel founded Upwell. The ocean was our client. She led the development of Big Listening practices, coupled with campaigning across a distributed network of influencers. The project aggregated power for movements and immediately redistributed that power through networks. Upwell's work was grounded in both offline community organizing and online community management.
Recent appointments include an arts residency at Monson Arts, Creative Dissent Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Arts & Culture for Economic Development Residency at PolicyLink, and Growth Hacking Fellow at the Energy Foundation. Rachel is presently engaged as Managing Director at the Narrative Initiative, a global capacity and networking resource for leaders and organizations dedicated to building fairer, more inclusive societies. More about her work at www.rachelweidinger.com.
Rachel holds an MFA-Social Practice from the California College of the Arts, and a B. Phil in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University.