Declaring a Cultural Emergency: Erin Genia (SMACT ’19)

ACT at MIT

Declaring a Cultural Emergency: Erin Genia
Monday, March 15th
10:00am – 11:00am EST
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Please join this public lecture by artist Erin Genia (SMACT ’19) titled “Declaring a Cultural Emergency”

Genia is an artist in residence with the City of Boston, and has been working with the Department of Emergency Management on adapting their methods to deal with the cultural emergencies of climate change, settler colonialism, systemic racism, white supremacy, patriarchy and toxic individualism. This spring, Genia is also in residence with the 11.458 Crowd Sourced City class at MIT where students are helping design civic tech and media platforms to support her work to decolonize Boston’s public art, monuments and heritage landscape.

About Erin Genia
Erin Genia, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate/Odawa, (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and community organizer specializing in Indigenous arts and culture. Genia’s work in these areas is focused on amplifying the powerful presence of Indigenous peoples in the arts, sciences and public realm to invoke an evolution of thought and practice that is aligned with the cycles of the natural world and the potential of humanity. She is a 2019 alumna of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Hosted by: The MIT Institute Community and Equity Office
Supported by: The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Partners: Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture/City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Equity/City of Boston, the Data + Feminism Lab and the MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP)