BODY OF WORK

PROJECT CURATION PROGRAMMING

The most comprehensive programming includes three stages: one artistic education course, two performative interventions, and consultation. All project curation includes personalized guidance in design and facilitation skills as well as mentorship to adapt and implement the artistic education course and performative interventions with participants’ organizations or communities. Participants are also guided to track and analyze significant changes in social interactions in order to improve processes for future projects. 

Formulations of Assembly ➞
Practice-as-Research in the Arts & Humanities ➞
Formulations of Assembly, Workshop-as-Event ➞

ARTISTIC EDUCATION

Through performance and arts-based experiential learning, participants refine their skills to  develop deeper understandings of conflict-affected contexts and effectively apply practicing insights to activate social justice efforts.

In the first stage of this transdisciplinary curricula, participants utilize autoethnographic training, performative methods, practice-as-research methodologies, collective processes, and the exploration of embodied practices to integrate theory and practice. 

Autoethnography:Composing Experience Through Performance ➞
Autoethnography:Composing Experience Through Performance ➞
Performative Interventions in Contexts of Collective Action ➞

PERFORMATIVE INTERVENTIONS: ONE-TO-ONE PERFORMANCE & GROUP FORMATS

Participants collaborate on one or two performative interventions from Home Soil Projects Programming. They can choose either one-to-one performances, a group format, or a combination of both. Participants co-create and enact performative interventions together, fostering an inclusive culture to activate social justice practices in multilingual contexts.

In stage two each participant collaborates on a one-to-one performance to gain experience in devising participatory frameworks that facilitate dialogue through cultural exchange.

To Be Seen & Unseen ➞
Learning Farsi on Teheran ro 테헤란로 ➞
Parricida ➞

Participants adapt a format from Home Soil Projects Programming and integrate learning outcomes to design their own performative intervention.                            

Each participant tests their performative intervention in public, online, or in a hybrid version that combines both.

Formulations of Assembly ➞
Practice-as-Research in the Arts & Humanities ➞
Formulations of Assembly ➞

After the performative intervention is activated, participants collectively decide how to contextualize documentation of the learnings and make the knowledge public. Learnings and experiences are documented as collaborative artwork using the method of autoethnography. The artworks can take various forms, including textiles, photography, videos, illustrations, soundscapes, or performances. 

To Be Seen & Unseen ➞
Every Four Years ➞
Formulations of Assembly ➞
To Be Seen & Unseen ➞
How Do We Dress for the Weather? ➞

CONSULTATION

Participants are guided to develop a curatorial concept that reflects learning outcomes and addresses one or more social justice topics from the artistic education course and performative interventions.

The collaborative artwork and/or performance is shared with the public or invited guests, serving as a starting point for a dialogue facilitated by the participants about how performance research and the method of performativity intervenes in conflicts and activates social justice efforts.  

To Be Seen & Unseen ➞
Every Four Years ➞
Formulations of Assembly ➞