THE ROLE OF PLACE...
Our name, InSite, derives from the importance we give to place in our work. Our work takes place in sites that offer participants new insights about history, policy, and community impact. Our 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 including genocide and land theft, gentrification and policing and health disparities present influence the potential for equity or inequity 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 utilizes to orient ourselves and others to the multiple narratives of place through performance, arts, music, walking and storytelling. We work artists, cultural workers, organizers and residents to develop a place-based approach to connect to land, history, and politics. In essence, we treat place as another facilitator in our trainings. There are multiple understandings, theories and methods used to understand a politics of place. To participate, please contact us.
Politics of Place: Black & Indigenous Solidarity / September | 2023 | Cahokia Art Space
Guest Curators: Mary Stephens & Joe Larios / Eunqiue Yazzie & Tamika Lamb
Politics of Place 2018 @ Rio Salado, South Phoenix