Closing Reception of The Commons: The Other

May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Urbano Project
29 Germania St Bldg F
MA 02130
The Urbano Project

Original Facebook event here

Join the Urbano Family for the closing reception of The Commons: The Other, a two year exploration of socio-spatial issues of race, ethnicity, culture and urban identity and representation, with the socially conscious art work of Urbano Youth and Fellows on view. All are welcome to this free and public event. Find us at 29 Germania Street in the Brewery Complex in JP!

Artist Nora Valdez has brought to Urbano Project Immigration Nation, a NEFA Award-winning art project created in collaboration with various community members and Urbano Youth Artists. In this project and the related programming, suitcases are the site of artistic exploration; participants have transformed over 400 suitcases into original works of art using collage, painting, sculpture and installation as a method of understanding their own stories and relationships to immigration.

Jessica Fei and Urbano Alum Anthony Peña’s ARTIVISM in Egleston participatory research project has asked youth artists to tap into their power as artivists; researchers working through a lens of the arts and social justice. In partnership with the Design Studio for Social Intervention (ds4si), ARTIVISM in Egleston will present an Urbano Project Social Emergency Response Center (SERC) addressing a range of pressing issues facing our lives and neighborhoods today. Through collaborative multimedia works and stations for healing and performance, this project’s current research raises issues of the divisive and exclusionary borders, explored in the Egleston community and beyond.

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