What role can art, the image and performance play in understanding the abolition movement? How can creative practices serve as a conduit from the present carceral state and police apparatus to abolition? In three midday workshops, peer leaders, artists, and educators will come together with students and faculty and the broader public to interrogateways the idea of embodied performance, visual art and storytelling can help us reimagine a world in which the possible is not limited to that delineated by the legacies of oppression, colonialism and racism.
Utilizing visual storytelling, participants will create gestures which embody episodes of police activity, while problematizing our reliance on law enforcement and seeking alternative solutions to safety. With an introduction from Gallatin Professor Michael Dinwiddie.