Introduction with Shannon Jackson, ARC Director
Taking Ownership: Grass-Roots Place-Based Art, Housing, and Community Development
Featuring: Elena Serrano, Collective Member, EastSide Arts Alliance; maisha quint, Collective Member, EastSide Arts Alliance; Paul Okamoto, Architect, Okamoto Saijo Architecture; Aubra Levine, Senior Project Manager, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA); Andrea Papanastassiou, Northern California Community Loan Fund. Rick Lowe will act as respondent.
What does it take for a neighborhood-based arts organization to secure its future? Does owning your own building help? What kind of partnerships and cross-sector communication does non-profit real estate development require? What is the connection between housing and art? What does place-based creativity mean, and how does ownership in the broadest sense relate to authenticity? The partners who created the Eastside Cultural Center will discuss the development of the original center, which includes space for community arts creation and 16 units of affordable housing, and their current plans to build more units as well as expand arts programming.
Artists Working Across Sectors: New Knowledges and Scales of Practice
Featuring: Walter J. Hood, UC Berkeley Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, Jordan Simmons, Artistic Director, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts; and Raquel Gutiérrez, YBCA In Community Program Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Rick Lowe will act as respondent.
This session explores the new knowledges, techniques, and vocabularies that social justice artists have acquired to depend and to extend their practice. Panelists discuss the obstacles and opportunities for imagining their work at different scales; considering issues of immigration, gentrification, urban planning, cultural policy, land rights, and environmentalism, they discuss their personal and collective strategies for working across sectors.
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