Carly Schmitt

The American Reputation Aid Society

Providing “reputation aid” at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany 2010.
Providing “reputation aid” at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany 2010.

photo: Sven B Mueller

Providing “reputation aid” at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany 2010.
Providing “reputation aid” at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany 2010.

photo: Sven B Mueller

Providing “reputation aid”, Berlin, Germany 2010.
Providing “reputation aid”, Berlin, Germany 2010.

photo: Sven B Mueller

Providing “reputation aid” in Weimar,  Germany 2010.
Providing “reputation aid” in Weimar, Germany 2010.

Photo: Sven B Mueller

Diagram of the current ARAS Aid Wagon
Diagram of the current ARAS Aid Wagon

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Statement

An Artistic-Aid-Action that questions cultural stereotypes, consumption and the practice of providing international Aid.
Visit www.usrepaid.org for more information
Mission
The American Reputation Aid Society is a not-for-profit, alternative model for providing foreign aid. Based on the economic model of a gift economy; this project is void of negative motives for providing foreign aid such as defense support, market expansion, foreign investment, and missionary enterprise. Moreover, this project is an alternative model for a more co-beneficial relationship between the countries giving and receiving said aid. The American Reputation Aid Society is an experimental place designed to improve, discuss, and develop better ways to be an environmentally and ethically responsible member of the global community.

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Artist Work


Roles

Social Political Performance Art

Related Website

http://www.usrepaid.org 

All Work

The American Reputation Aid Society
The Local Shop; Locally Found and Locally Bound
Still Water High Tide
Make [Y]Our Mark
Klangbrücke
SCHEUnENviertel Monument