ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit ProgramElizabeth Webb2016-10-18T16:31:56+00:00
ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit Program
Thursday, October 6, 2016
All locations at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) / 315 E Warren Ave. / Detroit, MI 48201 unless otherwise noted.
REGISTRATION | 9:15am
Sign in for ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit and receive your registration packet and information for the day’s activities. Breakfast food trucks Drifter Coffee and Detroit Mini Donut will be on site during the morning registration.
ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS | 10:00am
These immersive, hands-on workshops range from science-fiction writing with adrienne maree brown to screen printing with youth-led Detroit organization One Custom City. See below for more details. Registrants may select (1) artistic workshop to attend.
The Aadizookaan: Beat Work, Beading with Beats with Sacramento Knoxx & Christy B. Group will be grounded in an awareness of Anishinaabe culture and make a connection between the art of beat making in Hip Hop culture & the Native art form of beading. This workshop will build a story together through the indigenous practice of Mawadisidiwag – visiting with one another.
Feed ‘em Freedom with Shane Bernardo & Mama Myrtle Curtis This delicious cooking workshop will focus on food justice issues in Detroit and urban gardens’ impact on access for the city’s residents.
The Freedom Chamber with Ron Ragin & Rebecca Mwase Vessels is a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage. Participate in a song-story workshop, during which we’ll sing, create, document songs and sounds of freedom amidst confinement.
New Comedy Culture with Amer Zahr Palestinian-American comedian Amer Zahr shares how humor can deliver powerful socio-political punchlines.
The Push & Pull: Screen Printing with One Custom City Join owner & founder of One Custom City Ron Watters and artist Elijah Ford for a hands-on screen printing workshop and learn how their craft is building community & increasing arts-based skill building in Detroit.
Seeing What’s Said: Graphic Novel Writing with Leila Abdelrazaq Using the kinetic reading experience of graphic novels, Leila introduces her techniques for sharing complex issues through visual discourse.
Poetry As Visionary Resistance: Poetry Workshop with Tawana Honeycomb Petty Toni Cade Bambara said, “the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” This session will explore the role of poetry in movement and highlight poetry as an avenue for visionary resistance and as an art form worthy of political study and investment. We will explore poems, including some authored by the facilitator. We will dissect poems and assess their contributions to political movement, theory and livelihood. Participants will walk away with collectively written poetry and an understanding of the role of the poet in narrating and ushering in a new world.
Writing the Future with adrienne maree brown Join Detroit sci-fi writer/scholar adrienne maree brown for a collaborative writing workshop, where we use collective imagination to address a problem of the moment from a future perspective.
WELCOME | 11:45am
Juanita Moore, Roberta Uno. Blessing of the convening by Lucy Harrison (Aanung née Kwe/Star Woman: Bkejwanong [Walpole Island], Anishinaabe-Ojibwe)
CALL & RESPONSE | “Majority/Majority: WE Remap the U.S.” | 12:05pm
The ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit Call will be delivered by dream hampton & Favianna Rodriguez. Responses will be given by Dylan A.T. Miner, BRYCE DETROIT, Ben Johnson, and a performance by Abby Dobson. Interlocutor: Danielle Jackson
LUNCH | 1:15pm
During our lunch break,
Savor food by local Detroit food trucks featuring Loncheria El Parian, We Got You, and Mito’s Döner.
Stop by the One Custom City pop up for some fresh screen-printed gear. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item to be printed – free!
Participate in the Free Market of Detroit: We are and we share. Let us reclaim our Majority/Majority community wealth through swapping! Everyone please bring one thing that represents this shifting consciousness to contribute to the Free Market (a book, stone, candle, etc.) and walk away with something new (to you).
ROUNDTABLE | “The Black Centered City” | 2:00pm
Opens with an excerpt from Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau featuring Tiffany Thompson and Brian Marable. Margaret Morton facilitates as Ismael Ahmed, Kyle T. Mays,Eun Lee with Linette Popoff-Parks and John McLaughlin Williams, and Alesia Montgomery discuss what it means to recognize/intersect with a black-centered city and how to re-frame minoritization. Closes with a performance by poet Jessica Care Moore.
FUTURE CONVERSATIONS | 4:00pm
These roundtable discussions will delve further into the themes led by artists & cultural leaders in dialogues centered on practice and community expertise. Future Conversations are held at venues throughout the Detroit area – a shuttle is provided to venues and will return to the Wright Museum.
The Politics of Culture-led Revitalization and Urban Futures Facilitator: Cézanne Charles (Creative Many), Presenters: Erik Howard (Expressions/Young Nation), Ryan Myers-Johnson (Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts), Vicky Holt Takamine (PA’I Foundation), Nyasia Valdez (Young Nation/The Alley Project). What must be kept, preserved and not taken for granted? Urban futures and city revitalization efforts are all too often framed as progressive actions toward more desirable projected outcomes. This future conversation starts with the premise that there are and should be cultural forms, norms and places that are dearly and deeply held, appropriately resourced and recognized even as we undertake the fundamental societal changes to place, infrastructure, and the economy that may be necessary. O.N.E. MILE GARAGE / 7615 Oakland St. / Detroit, MI 48211
The Generosity of the Creative Facilitator: Suhaly Bautista-Carolina (Brooklyn Museum). Presenters: Halima Cassells (Free Market of Detroit), Sterling Toles (Sound Artist), Ron Watters (One Custom City). Join cutting-edge Detroit artists who are re-imagining cultural assets based in value shifts and new ways of building community. Sound House / 13181 Moran St. / Hamtramck, MI 48212
Decolonizing Institutions Facilitator: Devon Akmon (Arab American National Museum) Presenters: Robert Van Leer (Kennedy Center), Taylor Aldridge (ARTS.BLACK), Eun Lee (The Dream Unfinished), with responses from Jennifer Wild Czajkowski (DIA) and Jeannene Przyblyski (Calarts). How do we accelerate institutional change? How do we move beyond diversity to cultural equity? Arab American National Museum / 13624 Michigan Ave. / Dearborn, MI 48126
From a Whisper to a Roar Facilitator: Garth Ross (Kennedy Center) Presenters: James Kass (Youth Speaks), Jeannette Lee (Allied Media Projects), Paige Watkins (BYP100), dream hampton (Filmmaker/Writer/Organizer), and Wendy Levy (NAMAC). Across America artists are working at the nexus of social change. How do these movements build scale? Grace in Action /1725 Lawndale St. / Detroit, MI 48209
Moving Beyond Incarceration & Mass Detention Facilitator: Risë Wilson (Robert Rauschenberg Foundation). Presenters: Favianna Rodriguez (CultureStr/ke), Jackie Sumell (Herman’s House), Fox Rich (The Graduates), Michael Philip Brown (Hamtramck Free School). Mass incarceration and detention have been destructive forces in our social fabric. How can we imagine a healthy city when so many residents have been disappeared behind bars? How do we chart a new future where the criminalization of black and brown bodies is past tense? Artists and cultural workers are raising these questions and more. Presenters will each share their work in this terrain and lead a conversation to help us all reflect on a U.S. in which mass incarceration and immigrant detention no longer persist. The Wright, Multi Media Room
ArtChangeUS + NALAC RECEPTION | 6:00pm | Arab American National Museum
Meet presenting artists & organizers and get to know your fellow attendees over drinks and light refreshments.
Friday, October 7, 2016
NALAC MI Latinx Art Summit
Click HERE for free registration to the second day of programming, presented by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Beware of the Dandelions by Complex Movements | Talking Dolls Studio | Oct. 6 at 8:00pm
Complex Movements’ current project Beware of the Dandelions is a mobile art installation that functions as a performance, workshop space, and visual arts exhibition. (SOLD OUT for REMAP. Additional performances for purchase October 7 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm and additional dates. Purchase tickets HERE).
Noura: A Staged Reading by Heather Raffo | Arab American National Museum | Oct. 7 at 8:00pm
In this re-imagining of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the award-winning Iraqi American playwright/performer examines the story of an Iraqi refugee family in New York, highlighting an acutely relevant awakening of identity that tackles the notions of shame, violence, assimilation, exile and love. (SOLD OUT for REMAP. Tickets available for purchase HERE. Enter code REMAP for 25% off).