Organize Your Own: "Falling In" with Writer Dan S. Wang

13 Feb 2016
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia

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The now defunct experimental cultural center Mess Hall (2003-13) performs a short play about their archives. Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee. Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

Writer Dan S. Wang leads a workshop based on "Falling In: American Counterculture for Chinese Nationals," as part of Daniel Tucker's Center-funded project, Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. "Falling In" is a series of texts and graphics created by Wang and inspired by the rising number of Chinese nationals in American colleges and universities. In this workshop, Wang will present participants with a mock syllabus for Chinese students as an introduction to American life. Through the syllabus, participants will collaboratively consider what a post-secondary course designed to introduce foreign students to the rich traditions of political dissent, social experimentation, and cultural autonomy in the US might look like.

Organize Your Own is an exhibition and event series presented by Daniel Tucker that addresses historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations. The exhibition invites contemporary artists to respond to archival materials relating to the cross-racial social movements organized by white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s.

Lunch will be provided. Interested participants can RSVP by email to organizeyourown@gmail.com.