Metropolis Emergent Strategy Conversation
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Join Southern Exposure for a conversation about group dynamics and organizing inside prison walls, in the free world, and across the wall with Ryanaustin Dennis and Prison Renaissance Co-Founder Emile DeWeaver. We'll be discussing ideas from the book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown (AK Press, 2017) but the conversation will be wide-ranging and it's not necessary to have read the book to participate.
Metropolis presents the work of Bay Area artists, writers, and creative leaders who live in a metropolis both physically near and consciously distant: prison. There are 2.3 million incarcerated people in the United States -- collectively the 4th largest city in the country, slightly larger than Houston. Literal and metaphorical barriers prevent the flow of communication, limiting access to the insight and leadership of the incarcerated and obscuring the shared experience of human beings in community. In collaboration with Prison Renaissance and incarcerated artists, activists, and creative thinkers, Southern Exposure and East Side Arts Alliance present an installation of curated audio pieces – from conversations to rap, anecdotes to poetry -- centering the voices of those incarcerated in the Bay Area, and revealing the commonalities between the metropolis inside and the metropolis outside. Three live events will include conversations between incarcerated people and audience members.
This event is part one of an ongoing project. Metropolis Part 2 will be presented at the East Side Arts Alliance on July 20-21, 2018.
Artwork courtesy of Sebastian Alvarez and Peter Merts Photography