Institutional Inhabitations is part of a series of four dialogues called Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment. This first dialogue will focus on structuring cultural institutions and critical communities of black-brown solidarity in the African and South Asian diasporas of Nairobi and New York. The event will be recorded and a web/podcast will be produced by the GoDown Arts Centre (www.thegodownartscentre) and Navatman (www.navatman.org). To attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a research guide and Zoom link will be shared with you.
Building Solidarities Series Description:
Building Solidarities is a form of mutual pedagogy between the campus and the public, through dialogues on urgent questions about constructed environments, urban life, and ecologies.
Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment foregrounds the communities of Minneapolis, Nairobi, and New York, in dialogues between students, activists, artists, and academics.
While building mutual solidarities between our campus and our partners, we aim to extend the political imaginaries, community futures, and solidarities that our partners may build with each other.
As we study racial and environmental complexities and injustices, we remain vigilantly reflexive about the relationship between our campus and our neighbors, in Harlem and elsewhere.
The series is supported by the course “Colonial Practices,” taught by Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi. Web/podcasts are hosted by community organizations.