Yuko Taniguchi (Exhibitor), Mejia, A. P. (Exhibitor), Lucia Sem (Exhibitor)
Activity: Talk types › Other
Counterspaces is a collective healing project for Rochester community members who have been impacted by the existing and increasing acts of racialized violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Black and other People of Color (BIPOC). This space is dedicated for listening to the stories, thoughts, and feelings of marginalized community members. The artwork that will be displayed has been created by students that have attended guided workshops led by Professor Yuko Taniguchi and Dr. Angie Mejia. These workshops have been intentionally designed to provide a counterspace for POC at the University of Minnesota Rochester. In addition to showcasing the students’ works, the Counterspaces Participatory Community Display at the Rochester Art Center invites visitors to contribute to a Poetry Wall and to an Origami Wall by reflecting on the themes of the project and sharing with others.