Thinking of community as an action, rather than a group of people coming together, requires imagining it as an inherently creative task.
—poet Ken Chen
There is a growing desire for a critical response to late-capitalism’s affect on creativity in everyday life. Numerous museum employees have formed unions and gone on strike for fair wages. Demonstrators continually call for museums to reject financial support from corporate sponsors. And protesters campaign to remove leadership who profit from state-sponsored violence and colonial interests.
The art world reinforces traditional structures of power and artists are both affected by and contribute to this widening gap in inequality. To do my part, I build temporary gatherings where folks learn how to turn individual resources into collective action. Community spaces, residencies, and institutions can sponsor my one-on-one volunteer work by hosting my organizing.