FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/06/19
“Migratory Times” website launch on International Women’s Day
Migratory Times: Session #1: Translating Geographies of Displacement
Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects (IiPS) launch of web publication
IiPS: On March 8, 2019, the Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects is launching its web journal, “Migratory Times.” Migratory Times began as pedagogical, research, and exhibition project in 2016. Since its emergence, the Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects is now a project of the Center for Arts Design & Social Research. As a CAD+SR sponsored project, it will continue to unfold as events through an interactive web platform.
The web publication lead editors are founding members of the Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects: Dalida Maria Benfield and Annie Isabel Fukushima. The launch of the web platform is a thematic collection of works called “Translating Geographies of Displacement.” It will feature the following works:
Video of the “Geographies of Displacement” event, featuring a panel discussion organized by at land’s edge, in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 2016.
Photographs and texts from Translating Geographies of Displacement (Copenhagen, Denmark), a workshop held at Sorte Firkant, Dec. 2016, organized by Jane Jin Kaisen and Dalida Maria Benfield, with a performance by Stina Hasse Jorgensen and Jane Jin Kaisen.
Scholarly and public contribution articles on gentrification in Inglewood, East Los Angeles, Crenshaw Corridor/Leimert Park.
Artist/scholarly essays by Tara Daly, Choralyne Dumesnil, and Alanna Lockward, each examining transnational experiences of geographies of displacement.
Invitation: We invite artists, activists, journalists, researchers, scholars, teachers, technologists, thinkers, video makers, visualists, and any community member to participate in the events launch as a flashread. “Flashreads” are a technology of collective reading and annotation that we have been developing over the past three years, engaging in online discussion that is open to multiple publics. As academics, researchers, and artists, we are interested in creating spaces for the engagement with transnational feminist and decolonial thought and action across different media and knowledge forms.
How to participate in a flashread:
· Visit: https://migratorytimes.net/
· Read, view, listen to the content provided in session 1: Translating Geographies of Displacement.
· Respond to one of the works by creating (either in a writing, artist work, video, sound, or any other creative, written, visual or auditory platform).
· Submit your contribution in the comments.
· Open period for submission: March 8 – 18
About: The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects (IiPS) is a transnational feminist collective of artists, writers, and researchers. Building from conversations built over the past twenty years between scholars and artists and activists, from the streets to independent art spaces to college campuses, our project pursues questions regarding digital spaces and global racialization and racisms, gender, and labor politics; the transnational exchange of visual cultures and social justice through media and technoscapes; and the intervention of contemporary artists and researchers in (re)defining landscapes of knowledge. IiPS constructs a knowledge commons, framed by voices and experiences in multiple social conditions.