Join our Community Arts Liaison Ari Pluznik as he chats with creatives around the world to understand how COVID-19 is affecting communities abroad. Hear how artists, musicians, educators, health workers, and others are using creativity to stay connected, uplifted, and educated during the time of the virus.
THU APR 18 | 11AM | Instagram Live
Ingrid LaFleur | South Africa & USA
Ingrid LaFleur is a curator, pleasure activist, and Afrofuturist. Her mission is to ensure equal distribution of the future, exploring the frontiers of social justice through new technologies, economies, and modes of government. As the founder of The Afrofuture Strategies Institute, LaFleur implements Afrofuturist foresight and approaches to empower Black bodies and oppressed communities.
As a thought leader, social justice technologist, public speaker, teacher, and cultural advisor she has led conversations and workshops at Centre Pompidou (Paris), TEDxBrooklyn, TEDxDetroit, Ideas City, New Museum (New York), Harvard University and Oxford University, among others. LaFleur is the host of the podcast Decolonize Your Destiny and serves on the board of JustSpace Alliance and the Cooley ReUse Project.
MON APR 27 | 11AM | Instagram Live
Jan Merola & Paulina Díaz Lillo | Santiago, Chile
MON MAY 4 | 11AM | Instagram Live
Natasha Kelly | Germany
Prolific author, artist, director, and filmmaker based in Germany.
MON MAY 11 | 7PM | Instagram Live
Bella Lee | Seoul, South Korea
Baltimore born-and-bred Seoul transplant and regular of the city’s bustling Hongdae arts district.
MON MAY 18 | 11AM | Instagram Live
Rafael Gustavo / Raffoul Gust | Curitiba, Brazil
Brazilian classical guitarist, music teacher, and social anthropology doctoral candidate living in Curitiba, Brazil.