Carmen Papalia. Blind Field Shuttle. 2012. Perceptual tour; dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of Jordan Reznick.
This one-day summit will explore art as a catalyst for sparking community imagination around belonging, trust, and social resiliency in urban centres.
Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change is organized by Justin Langlois, Assistant Professor of Social Practice in the Facultyof Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and supported by the Vancouver Foundation, posAbilities and the Museum of Vancouver.
AYOTZI 68 AYOTZI 68 is a collective of artists and activists that focuses on artistic creation, popular education and supporting the food sovereignty movement. The name of the collective emerges from the social movement that intensified after the Mexican army forcibly disappeared 43 students from the Isidro Burgos Teacher’s College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in September 2014. AYOTZI 68 also collects the histories of the global student movements of 1968, for instance when thousands of students were killed by the Mexican army in Tlatelolco. These events, in turn, are directly linked to the indigenous Zapatista struggle and a global indigenous resistance. One of the objectives of the collective is to advance artistic creation and education through anti-capitalist practices, linking indigenous resistance and anti-colonial struggles happening simultaneously around the world. http://ayotzi68.com