Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock are conceptual artists based in Berlin. Their dialogical work is shaped around art, science and social science; their field of inquiry is focused on how to create platforms for diverse creative activities and new forms of expression in unlikely places. Their multi-media methodology refers to traditional artistic formats and rituals, but also encourages public interaction and engagement.
This talk spotlights Youth in Action's dedication to participatory learning through mapping and relocalization projects that invite youth to use maps to better understand themselves and their communities. A map holds a unique narrative that has no predetermined beginning, and it’s this nature that lends itself to the honest, participatory experience of locating oneself.
What does it look like when a entrepreneurial enterprise is also a community hub? What happens when independent artists and artisans are prioritized over fast fashion? EricWilliams is the Owner and Creative Director of The Silver Room, a retail, events and community space on Chicago's South side. Eric has made his business by developing an involved, socially conscious, fashion forward community.
What do a Moluccan cockatoo, police officer, and Punjabi TV station have in common when thinking about contemporary art? Framing the social as an artistic medium, Christina Yang provides an overview of how the Guggenheim educators and curators, artists, and activists alike are working together to create new realities within the political imaginary.
How can digital humanities be used to respond rapidly to humanitarian crises? What are the considerations for undertaking this work with vulnerable communities? This talk examines these questions throughTorn Apart / Separados, a digital humanities project that used data storytelling to respond to the United States’ government’s “zero tolerance” and family separation immigration policies.
Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University.
Mass incarceration is not only a problem in the United States. The globalization of mass incarceration presents unique challenges and opportunities for those working to combat the discriminatory practice of locking up certain populations in mass. This talk explores incarceration, genocide, and the U.S. racial history of incarceration during the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.