Community Event: ARTifACTs: We Almost Didn’t Make It (Discussion+Workshop)

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art)
114 3rd Avenue South
wa 98104
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

• What we’ll do

Sponsored by CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art)

Visitors to the exhibition are offered an opportunity to transform rage, frustration, grief and despair into fuel for creative activism. A game-like installation will guide viewers to work tables that are covered with “ingredients” and “recipes” for making an artifact. Participants are encouraged to imagine some aspect of our world that may or may not exist in 150 years (a species of animal, a food, a plant, a sensation) and create an artifact from found objects that symbolizes that thing. Into that artifact, the participant will place a commitment to an action that might help our descendants or future generations, not only exist, but thrive. Artifacts will then be placed in an area of the installation where our positive aspirations for the future will be clustered. Visitors are invited to explore the different artifacts and read the various commitments to actions. One of our goals is to foster more dialog about ways to move past “dystopic” thinking so that we can continue to be resilient activists no matter how discouraging things may seem. This is the second of two workshops to be facilitated in order to more deeply address these issues.

• What to bring

• Important to know