Jul 12th 2015

We are proud to present Emma Robbins as the first speaker in our Comfort Society series of talks this summer sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee.

Koolaid pickles, corn pollen, turquoise, and uranium mines. Robbins discusses her recent journey back home to the Navajo Reservation, the current issues Navajos are facing on the reservation, as well as positive movements that are taking place there, the Navajo concept of ‘Hózhó,’ or living in beauty, and how we can use this model to find solutions to modern day issues.

Emma Robbins is a Chicago-based artist, activist, and gallerist originally from the Navajo Nation. Her work, a mix of photography, textiles and costumes, combines humor with her own personal and familial histories along with representations of First Peoples in popular culture, more particularly women. She completed her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied Contemporary and Modern Latin American Art in Argentina. Robbins is currently the director of the Andrew Rafacz Gallery in the West Loop.

Comfort Society is a series of talks on anything from the useful to the unexpected. The series takes place at noon on Sundays at Comfort Station, Logan Square.

Talks are free and coffee is served.

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