THE NEW (ART) WORLD ORDER

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Using processes grounded in emergent strategies, we'll explore how the arts and artistic processes can be used to address complex social issues. For 18 months, a coalition of community organizations, artists and activists worked together to explore new solutions to support the economic stability of formerly incarcerated men and women, as well as youth aging out of foster care. What resulted were a series of pilot experiments grounded in story-telling, grief and food to name just a few in terms of how to support these individuals when they return to our communities.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the concepts of emergent strategies for social change.

  • Participate in a demonstrated project and get hands on experience in how to utilize the arts to push new thinking around complex topics.

Presented by:

LaShawnda Crowe Storm

LaShawnda Crowe Storm
Community Engagement Director
Spirit and Place
Indianapolis, Indiana

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LaShawnda is a mixed media artist, community organizer and occasionally an urban farmer. She uses her creative power as a vehicle for dialogue, social change and healing. LaShawnda’s practice is rooted in processes where making art creates a space and place for difficult conversations. She has received numerous awards for both her art and community activism including an ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Award, DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award and a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship.

Maurice Broaddus

Maurice Broaddus
Artist and Writer
Khepw Institute
Indianapolis, Indiana

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A community organizer and teacher, Maurice’s work has appeared in magazines like Weird Tales, Asimov’s, and Uncanny Magazine. Some stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. His books include: The Knights of Breton Court, the steampunk novella, Buffalo Soldier, the steampunk novel, Pimp My Airship, and the middle grade, The Usual Suspects. As an editor, he’s worked on Dark Faith, Streets of Shadows, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror, and Apex Magazine.