Constructing Solidarities for a Humane UrbanismMain MenuWhat is this publication about?Publication ModulesThe Movements: Forging Transnational SolidaritiesDisplacement, Racism and Alienation in the Time of Late CapitalismSection IGetting Through CollectivesSection IIForging Radical CareSection IIIAcknowledgementsSpeaker BiographiesThis page contains biographies of speakers from the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism symposium who appear in videos in this publication.Editorial TeamAbout this BookCitation and Copyright InformationFaranak Miraftabdee1a2b05e577d4126d3fbe6e514c7a2a789da58Ken Edgar Salo474c1fe2345b49f81d0fc1a403d986f631134469Efadul Huqdf371c6ceafa04287ef25b4c87a51165e3aaf53fAtyeh Ashtari1e6f8d296ef164ea5d37faaa756eadaf8374f84eDavid Aristizabal Urreabbb4a8304ac70c6e6b59b106ea0c2493f06b7caaPublished by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network,
“Art Making as Pedagogy of Solidarity”
12018-08-23T13:06:39+00:00Atyeh Ashtari1e6f8d296ef164ea5d37faaa756eadaf8374f84e72Presentation by Nasrin Navab (DC-based freelance artist) from panel on Pedagogies of Solidarity.plain2019-01-03T13:35:00+00:00Daniel G. Tracye4d2055c1ec04bf92575642aae6698bc52f8f12a
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12018-08-28T13:43:42+00:00Art Speaking Solidarity9Module 3.6plain2019-01-03T16:22:33+00:00Expanding the pedagogies of solidarity, Nasreen Navab, the DC-based displaced Iranian artist, makes a case for the humanizing pedagogy of art and art making. She discusses transnational solidarities produced through the transnational artists movement. Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is an art and literary movement that holds public art and book exhibits in various quarters of the world in response to the U.S. destruction of Baghdad literary quarters in Iraq. The language of artwork brings together memories, voices, and struggles, and evokes an urgent need for transnational solidarities. Reflecting on her memories and imprisonment during the Iranian Revolution, Navab suggests that the role of artists is to bring people together through music, drawings, posters, movies, and theaters, and to open up new connections, claim space, and form new communities. Referring to the reading of Palestinian poet Mourid Baraghouti’s poem “It’s Also Fine” in one U.S. exhibit, Navab relates how the poem reminded the audience about the Ferguson uprising and connected two places that were previously seen as separate. Through artmaking Navab encourages us to not only remember events in the past but also to project humane futures. Navab also warns that capitalism thrives in movement and flux, thrives through cyclical crises, and by always pushing people around from place to place. In fact, artmaking itself is implicated in making capitalism palatable, enjoyable, and enticing. But artmaking, Navab proposes, can be used to mark social life with each of our artistic inclinations and to develop ways to grow roots in a place in order to reproduce humanizing relationships across generations and geographies.
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