Politics of Place

Land Use & Liberation

Creative InSurgencies: Land Use & Liberation

Tuesday, April 16

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Free and Open to the Public / Children welcome / light refreshments served

Rio Salado River (2801 S. 7th Avenue /Across from Landfill)

Politics of Place: Using our new creative insurgencies framework, we will walk the Rio Salado River to learn about race and place in the design and construction of South Phoenix. This participatory walk will be facilitated by residents from south Phoenix. Learn about the racialized policies, histories, and present-day projects that continue to marginalize communities of color.

Idea Exchange: A public conversation led by leaders in our communities innovating ways to think about, place, land use, and liberation in the City of Phoenix.


Dago Bailon (Trans Queer Pueblo), Diana Yazzie Devine (Native American Connections), Shawn Pearson (Kingdom of God)

InSite's work makes visible the production of space as always-already racialized, gendered, and subject to alienation. Central to the work is an analysis of how historical disparities present in a particular place influence the potential for equity over time. Without understanding the crucial role that place serves in sustaining racism, we cannot ensure equitable outcomes.

Politics of Place is a methodology InSite crafted to orient ourselves and others to the multiple narratives of place through walking and storytelling. We work with organizers and residents to develop a place-based approach to equity and justice. In essence, we treat place as another facilitator in our trainings. To participate, please contact us.

Join us after for an Idea Exchange with POC/WOC organizers innovating land use for liberation.

This is a collaboration with LISC Phoenix.