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The Politics of Place: Privilege and Power in Placemaking

May 1, 2016
2:30pm  -  4:00pm
James Moore Theater — Level 1

As the field of socially-engaged art and design grows, practitioners are often not from the communities their work takes place in. What does that relationship produce? How can we be mindful about this power dynamic and bring consciousness to the work, to address issues of privilege and begin to leverage power and resources towards more equitable outcomes? In this panel, panelists and participants will draw on their own experiences working within communities by sharing participatory projects and processes, stories of struggles and successes, and personal philosophies that charge the work.

This event will be immediately followed by a facilitated discussion to continue exploring the ideas brought up by the panel. Participants are invited to join the facilitator and take part in these 50 minute Digester conversations at the end of this panel.

2016 — Oakland  POWER