Opening Thursday, March 2nd, at 6PM
The Social Justice Initiative presents the last public event in the Geographies of Justice Seminar series, Art in Urgent Times: What is the role of the artist in times of crisis and social transformation?
Please join us for an evening with Rick Lowe, a Houston-based artist and organizer whose unconventional approach to community revitalization transformed a neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve two decades since its inception. Lowe is a distinguished figure in social-practice art and in 2014, he was awarded a MacArthur “genius” fellowship.
In this presentation, Lowe will be joined by Chicago-based artists Isis Ferguson, Associate Director of City + Community Strategy for Place Lab; and Kristiana Rae Colón, a poet, playwright, and co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective to discuss what artists can do to impact, change, and advance the cause of social justice.