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Interdependence and politics

Over the past year as I’ve been working on Ways and Means, I’ve been thinking about interdependence, stewardship, and agency. I’ve been mulling how becoming accountable to a shared space and ethos is an intentional act, and how it’s similar to citizenship and being accountable as a political being. 672 more words

Research

The Grass Is Still Green, artist's garden

June 7, 2016

(The title of my exhibition, The Grass Is Still Green, is an affirmation of part of the definition of time in treaty-making including the Two Row Wampum – … 681 more words

Lucerne waste mgmt

Unless you’re familiar with the local language, it isn’t immediately apparent which container holds what, or even that these containers are for holding waste in the first place. 520 more words

Infrastructure

the strange orientalism of ai wei wei

Photo: Tania Bruguera and Ai Weiwei, at Brooklyn Museum, ELLEN QBERTPLAYA

my parents think ai wei wei’s father, ai qing, writes bad poetry. my parents also think donald trump will save the u.s. 550 more words

Local intervention: "You Gave Us, We Gave You"

A social practice project – a bartering booth serving as an alternative mini system of exchange in downtown Bennington. Objectives include creating street traffic, drawing attention to local businesses, and exploring the question of value.  40 more words

Art

Yvonne Shortt and her Tiny House to Empower Women and Girls in NYC

Last week I had an opportunity to talk with Yvonne Shortt about her Tiny House collaborative community build to empower women and artists.

Tell me a little about your Tiny House project like why are you doing it? 667 more words

Yvonne Shortt

Visual Art & Social Statements

I recently participated in a lecture titled “Visual Art & Social Statements: Peacemaking Through Art” with Fr. James Neilson sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding. 20 more words

Contemporary Art