Art & Activism


Community Engaged Learning

 

Systems Mapping

In a week long program, middle school students practice mapping their generational origins through multi-learning experiences. From desktop research to tactile exercises, students are able to visualize mapping at every step.

Partner: DreamYard

 

Innovative prototypes

Over a course of 10 workshops, 4/5th grade students innovate through making. In response to the inequity of black and brown owned business in America, students create a business idea that doesn’t exist. The idea is drafted via play-doh, solidified with legos, and simulated through game playing. Toothpicks and marshmallows are used to created the infrastructure of their business idea.

Partner: DreamYard

Poetics of Feminism

A design practice where youth are engaged through a human-centered design learning experience and speculate the future of feminism through research, mapping, prototyping, and role playing.

Collaborator: Amanda Astorga
Partner: El Puente

 

Critical Art Dialogue

Fine Art in response to Police Brutality

Ferguson, MO // 2014 - There is an outcry of the social injustice that persists in US urban neighborhoods. From Oakland to New York, the tragedy of Michael Brown was a breaking point in 2014, especially for the Ferguson community. The artwork series below uses symbolism as a way to discuss police brutality, social injustice, militarization of police, and the influence of media.

 
Ferguson 1 of 4  // ~7x5in // Media: kraft paper, graphite, markers, textured papers, & textured paper patterns

Ferguson 1 of 4 // ~7x5in // Media: kraft paper, graphite, markers, textured papers, & textured paper patterns

 
Ferguson 2 of 4  // 7x5in // Media: watercolor, graphite, and newspaper print

Ferguson 2 of 4 // 7x5in // Media: watercolor, graphite, and newspaper print

 
Ferguson 3 of 4  // 5x7in // Media: kraft paper, newsprint, & graphite

Ferguson 3 of 4 // 5x7in // Media: kraft paper, newsprint, & graphite

 
Ferguson 4 of 4  // 8x6in // Media: permanent markers and graphite over coldpress paper and cardboard

Ferguson 4 of 4 // 8x6in // Media: permanent markers and graphite over coldpress paper and cardboard