At a time when People’ belief in democracy and each other is at one other all-time low, what methods from present and previous political and artistic practices maintain promise for making a tradition of citizenship and participation? What function does tradition play in making a civic creativeness and making a future for Democracy in America?
People for the Arts is happy to host “Seeing the Shape of Our World: Democracy and Civic Imagination,” a dialog between Rosten Woo, civic artist and 2021 Johnson Fellow, and political theorist Dr. Danielle Allen. From their distinctive vantage factors and experiences, Woo and Allen have interaction in a full of life exploration of the function of sacrifice and loss in democracy, how we the individuals could make ethical sense of our instances, and what’s wanted to assemble a shared notion of our historic situation and paths ahead to an inclusive, simply, resilient, civic tradition.
This digital occasion can be held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET. The occasion is free and open to the general public; register here to attend.
Rosten Woo is a 2021 recipient of People for the Arts’ Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. Since 2010, Woo has been producing civic artworks that illuminate difficult histories and present-day points in bodily and socioeconomic environments of Los Angeles the place he’s based mostly. He works in collaboration with neighborhood organizers, coverage researchers, and native governments and has produced everlasting installations, momentary activations, and long-term collaborations with neighborhood organizations all through Los Angeles, with a specific deal with communities in downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Skid Row.
Dr. Danielle Allen is a political theorist who has revealed broadly in democratic principle, political sociology, and the historical past of political thought. She is the writer of Speaking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Schooling (2004) amongst many different publications. Allen was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship and is former Chair of the Mellon Basis Board, previous Chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She has chaired quite a few fee processes and is a lead writer on influential coverage roadmaps, together with Pandemic Resilience: Getting it Done and Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.
Picture of Rosten Woo courtesy of the artist. Picture of Danielle Allen by Laura Rose.