Informal talk about the Otis Public Practice first year studio this year working in Camino Verde, a community of Tijuana.
SATURDAY, December 7th 11:30-1PM
Otis MFA Public Practice Studio
1657 18th Street – Santa Monica, CA 90494
Otis Public Practice invites you to come, create, and enjoy tacos over a facilitated conversation on the research developed while working in Camino Verde, Tijuana. Within a convivial experience, we will engage in a critical dialogue aimed at exploring relationships based on proximity and trust. Please join us and our special guest, María Guadalupe Mejía (Lupita), long-time resident and community member of Camino Verde, who inspires us toward warmth and generosity.
Students involved in the project come from all over the world with their respective diverse practices: Claudia Borgna (Italy/Germany), Victor Albarracin (Colombia – Fulbright Candidate), Carol Zou (Texas), Estephany Campos and Noé Gaytan (SoCal), Mario Mesquita (Oregon), and Tonya Ingram (New York).
The research projects have been facilitated by Bill Kelley Jr. and Cog•nate Collective, with the assistance of Polen Audiovisual and in collaboration with Centro Comunitario Camino Verde, Casa de las Ideas, and community organizers Don Polo, Alma López, and Tico Orozco. Special thanks to Carolina Caycedo and Dana Yahalomi, 18th Street Arts Center resident artists in cooperation with the project.
Their exhibition ‘Ni Chana Tijuana’ is on view until December 11th at the 18th Street Arts Center.