Confronting Colonial Myths in Boston's Public Space
July 21st and 28th at 6pm
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Streaming on Facebook Live
During this virtual panel series, Indigenous leaders, artists and allies discuss their work in the public realm, and address how symbols perpetuating colonial myths affect the lives of Indigenous people in the city and contribute to the public health emergency of racism.
Mahtowin Munro, Lilly E. Manycolors, Jean-Luc Pierite
Facilitated by Erin Genia, Artist-in-Residence, City of Boston
Public Art and Public Memory:
Whose Stories, Whose Spaces?
April 1st 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA
Free and open to the public
How might creative acts of remembering and imagining in public help us reframe the past and present–and see more inclusive futures?
Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) for a conversation that explores the power of public art to catalyze critical dialogue around public memory, representation, and belonging, and to transform public life. You’ll hear from artists, curators, and organizers who use creative strategies to reframe public memory and imagine future possibilities for more inclusive, thriving spaces and communities. With: Boston-based artists Erin Genia and Stephen Hamilton, along with creative public space makers Kate Gilbert of Now and There Inc and Paul Farber of Monument Lab.
Click here for more information and to register.
Mitakuye Oyasin: We Are All Related
Broadcasted on Spatial Dynamics Radio
Check out this two-part conversation between Nicolás Kisic Aguirre, artist and teacher at Rhode Island School of Design, and Erin Genia, cyber-visiting artist, for Spatial Dynamics Radio!
Urbano Project - 29 Germania St. Jamaica Plain, MA
Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ means oneness, being of one mind in Dakota language. How can we create Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ as we seek to address the issues of climate change, mass ecological destruction and sociopolitical disparities? As we operate within political and economic systems that divide us, people have forgotten that we are not separate from the earth – we are the earth. With this in mind, how can we respect the agency of the inherent life in everything around us?
Artists Panel: “Sound, Air, Earth”
November 14th, 6:30pm @ Urbano Project
As part of Urbano’s 10th anniversary curatorial theme, Creative Conditions, and within Erin Genia’s exhibition, Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ, join us for this panel organized and moderated by Genia, with artists Rachel Allen, Nicole L’Huillier, and Nancy Valladares about their processes in working with unconventional materials and pushing the boundaries of the creative process in engaging with air, sound and earth in their work.