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Sandra Ruiz wearing a grey vest and black shirt
July 3, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Sandra Ruiz on Resetting the Colonial Clock

Cathy Hannabach interviews curator and professor Sandra Ruiz about Puerto Rican anti-colonial resistance and imagining otherwise towards decolonization.

Imani Perry wearing a white shirt and resting her face on her hand
October 10, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Imani Perry on Love as an Ethic

Feminist scholar Imani Perry discusses critiquing patriarchy, academic productivity and self-care, and her fierce commitment to personal and social ethics.

Shanté Paradigm Smalls wearing a grey shirt and silver and black watch
August 23, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Shanté Paradigm Smalls on Hip Hop’s Queer Aesthetics

Shanté Paradigm Smalls discusses their journey with Shambhala Buddhist Meditation, their research on the queer collision of race, gender, and sexuality in hip hop culture, building a critical practice around embodiment, and how working towards an enlightened society is critical to how they imagine otherwise.

Rosanna Raymond wearing a black shirt and colorful scarf, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi performing in a red boa ad black shirt, and Ricky Tagaban in a green patterned hat
June 21, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on Indigenous Sovereignty Movements

How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? How can art address global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community? Indigenous artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban share their experiences with the 'Ae Kai Culture Lab, July 7–9 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Karen Jaime wearing a grey suit and white button-down shirt
April 5, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Karen Jaime on Queer Puerto Rican Slam Poetry

Karen Jaime chats about NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets, how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space, how poets paradoxically use language to bust through language barriers, and why queer and trans artists of color turn to multimedia work for social justice.

April Lynn James wearing a dapper black tux with blue lapels and black top hat with pink sash and large hat pins
September 21, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: April Lynn James on Whimsical Poetry as a Healing Tool

April Lynn James on how storytelling can help trauma survivors heal and the political and personal importance of whimsy and laughter.

micha cárdenas wearing a red coat, in front of green leaves
June 1, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: micha cárdenas on Wearable Technologies for Racial Justice

How can we retool science and technology to serve marginalized groups? micha cárdenas discusses using digital media and wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence, how art can enable survival, and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.

Nikiko Masumoto wearing a black jacket and blue button-down shirt looking joyously to the sky, below peach trees
May 18, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Nikiko Masumoto on Queer, Feminist Japanese American Farming

Nikiko Masumoto on queer feminist of color farming in California's Central Valley and creative entrepreneurship for rural artists.

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