PACC

Origins In Place

Artist in Residence w/ Patrick Hebert, Lead Artist

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Introduction

We are interested in the forces that pulse in a sense of place, the ways in which we experience alienation and belonging, resilience and erasure, danger and delight, competition and collaboration. How do we understand our relationships to place and one another in interpersonal, historical, political and creative terms? How do these relationships change over time? What are the forces and dynamics that shape such changes? What are the lessons and limits of resilience in communities of Black and Indigenous people? Our collaboration will explore the roles these different types of organizations can play as custodians of sometimes competing histories, and as stewards for shared futures. We will pay particular attention to what is embodied in the language and materials of our environments — whether human built or organically growing.


Collaborators

Lead Artist

Patrick “Pato” Hebert is an artist, educator and organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. The practice works across a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are of particular interest.

Executive Director

The Village of Arts and Humanities

Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts. Kapust joined the Village in 2010 as programs director, and previously worked as an art director and creative director at advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco. She is currently overseeing the Village’s Center-funded project SPACES: International Artist Residency Initiative.

Assoc. Dean of the College; Dean for Diversity, Access and Community Engagement; Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Haverford College

As an Associate Dean of the College, the Dean of Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement, and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Haverford College, Theresa works in collaboration with members of the Haverford community to foster the interrelations between diversity, academic excellence, and community engagement.As a teacher and scholar, she focuses on the interrelation between aesthetic formulations of subjectivity and practices of social transformation in the arenas of autobiography, visual culture studies, and critical discourses concerning gender and race. Theresa forges her work in conversation with disability rights activists and art historians as well as with literary theorists and visual artists.

Program Coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Haverford College

My work is about grappling with the complexity of being in genuine community with each other, in spaces where power and privilege often color our perspectives. As Director of Programming and Assessment for Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement, I work to empower students to locate themselves within their own identities by connecting them to cohorts of shared identity; challenging them to consider perspectives beyond their own; resourcing them to investigate the depth and context of their experience; and advocating for them within the larger systems and structures of the institution. On the ground, this often looks like facilitating trainings and workshops, mentoring student organizations, serving on institutional committees, and working with students on a one-on-one basis.I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and studied philosophy at Bates College. After graduation, I went back to work in Bates’ Office of Intercultural Education as Program Coordinator, before coming to Haverford in 2015.

Events

Pato Hebert, Lead Artist

Artist in Residence

1.22~

Haverford College, VCAM 202

Patrick “Pato” Hebert is an artist, educator and organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. The practice works across a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are of particular interest. Pato lives between NYC and Los Angeles, he will be in Philadelphia at several points throughout the Spring 2018 semester.

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Origin Stories: Initiations, Identities, and Indigenous Imaginations Course Visit w/ Lillian Dunn

Course Visit

3.22

11:30am-1:00pm, Haverford College, Sharpless

Founder of Apiary Magazine and Village of Arts and Humanities staff member Lillian Dunn engaged students in a discussion around the following questions – “What are the forces that pulse in a sense of place? How do we understand our relationships to place and to one another in interpersonal, historical, political, and creative terms? How do these relationships change over time”. Lillian shared a reading from Eduardo Galeano’s Memories of Fire: Genesis entitled “Medicine and Witchcraft” with the class and gave a presentation on the extensive history of the Village of Arts and Humanities.

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Penn Treaty Park and Village Field Trip

Site Visit

4.7

10:00am-2:00pm, Penn Treaty Park, Philadelphia

Field trip to Penn Treaty Park with Paul Farber and a tour at The Village with Aviva Kapust. The PACC team and Theresa’s class meet together with Paul at Penn Treaty Park to discuss Indigenous history and legacies of colonialism; the group spend the afternoon at People’s Paper Co-Op, making paper and poetry with Miss Faith and Lillian. In relation to ideas of Origin Stories, the group thinks of pulping our pasts, conjuring shared futures, thinking carefully about place and what is visible and invisible.

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Beats Workshop with SURGE Youth Program and Tour of The Village of Arts and Humanities

Public Workshop

4.21

10:00am-2:00pm, The Village of Arts and Humanities, 2544 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

Michael O’Bryan, the Director of Youth Arts Education at The Village of Arts and Humanities led a beats workshop with local youth singers & performers from the Germantown neighborhood. Michael and the young performers spoke to SURGE (Sons Uniting, Realizing Goals of Excellence) mentors from Haverford College along with a few younger children that SURGE students mentor as part of the group. SURGE is a collection of students of color from Haverford College looking to create a mentoring program for young boys of color, aged 12-17. They discussed how they make music at The Village and engaged us in a creative sonics workshop with prompts related to idea of Theresa Tensuan’s Origin Stories’ course.

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SURGE Meet & Greet

Meet and Greet

4.25

4:30-5:30pm, Haverford College, VCAM Lounge

SURGE (Sons Uniting, Realizing Goals of Excellence) is a collection of students of color from Haverford College looking to create a mentoring program for young boys of color, aged 12-17, in the Ardmore area. Interested in learning more about SURGE? Meet mentors Jhoneidy Javier and Cooper Vaughn, hear them talk about their work with the program, and find out how you can get involved. Food provided!

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Artist Talk & Conversation with Pato Hebert and Stephanie Bursese

Artist Talk & Conversation

4.26

12:00-1:00pm, Haverford College, VCAM Presentation Lounge

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with PACC artist Pato Hebert, facilitated by PACC Program Manager Stephanie Bursese. Food provided!

Patrick “Pato” Hebert is an artist, educator and organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. The practice works across a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are of particular interest.

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The Village & HC Students & People's Paper Co-op Screen Event

Private Workshop

5.3

5:00-9:00pm, The Village of Arts and Humanities, 2544 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

Students from Theresa Tensuan’s course traveled to People’s Paper Co-op (located half a block from The Village of Arts and Humanities in Germantown) to join an ongoing printmaking project. This project, led by formerly incarcerated women, entailed printing t-shirts and posters for the upcoming “Free our Mothers” parade in Philadelphia, held on Women in Re-entry Day on May 10, 2018. Students worked together with People’s Paper Co-op and the group of formerly incarcerated women to produce these printed items. These items were sold at the parade, and the proceeds went to the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund.

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