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CIVIC ARTS: SELF v. WHOLE?

In community building, arts work, and life, there are lots of contradictions. Sometimes these seem especially prominent when you realize you are both an individual and a part of a greater whole. How do we take care of ourselves, but also our neighbors, our communities, the cities where we live... the world.  We’ll have a facilitated group discussion exploring how we can “move from the overlaps.” Inspired by @vent_diagrams!!
We’ll have all the materials + coffee & tea, bring yourself and your thoughts!
Pay what you can/will, open to all! Suggested donation: $5-12
Please RSVP to Alissa@BankSuey.com

From @vent_diagrams:

Making vent diagrams as a practice helps us recognize and reckon with contradictions and keep imagining and acting from the intersections and overlaps. Venting is an emotional release, an outlet for our anger, frustration, despair — and as a vent enables stale, suffocating air to flow out, it allows new fresh air to cycle in and through.
We’re trying to make “vents” in both senses of the word: tiny windows for building unity and power, emotional releases of stale binary thinking in order to open up a trickle of fresh ideas and air.
— @vent_diagrams

About the Vent Diagrams Curriculum:

We’ll be adapting a July 2018 curriculum by Vent Diagrams co-founder E.M. Eisen-Markowitz Vent Diagrams is a collaborative social media and art project started by educator E.M./Elana Eisen-Markowitz and artist Rachel Schragis, two queer white jews in Brooklyn in our 30s.   
We define a “vent diagram” as a diagram of the overlap of two statements that appear to be true and appear to be contradictory. We purposefully don’t label the overlapping middle.  
Making vent diagrams as a practice helps us recognize and reckon with contradictions and keep imagining and acting from the intersections and overlaps. Venting is an emotional release, an outlet for our anger, frustration, despair -- and as a vent enables stale, suffocating air to flow out, it allows new fresh air to cycle in and through.
We’re trying to make “vents” in both senses of the word: tiny windows for building unity and power, emotional releases of stale binary thinking in order to open up a trickle of fresh ideas and air.


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Bank Suey's Civic Arts Series
This series of gatherings explores creative practice as community building along with the art of formal planning. We'll talk to artists who's practice can be used to shape neighborhood futures and planning professionals who employ more creative strategies in their work. This series will also include non-traditional formats, stepping out beyond lectures and panels into workshops and group arts projects. 

This series is supported by the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators. 



Earlier Event: October 18
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