Community Walking Laboratory

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Minnesota Street Project
11:00 AM
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Take part in the Community Walking Laboratory and think about the questions: Where do YOU feel at home? What do YOU need to feel at home?
The Community Walking Laboratory led by Astrid Kämmerling invites the re:home community to sign up for a limited numer of 30 minute one-on-one walks during which participant and artist will explore the neighborhood surrounding Minnesota Street Project while engaging in a conversation about the meaing of home. The guiding two question being: Where do YOU feel at home? What do YOU need to feel at home? All walks start and end at Gallery 200 at Minnesota Street Project. The stories generated throughout individual walks are being collected to shed light on human processes of homebuilding.
Astrid Kaemmerling’s Community Walking Laboratory (CWL) originated in San Francisco during 100 Days Action in 2016. Since then the CWL has been enacted at a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and Enos Park in Springfield, IL. CWS’s invite participants to analyze the place they reside in while connecting to the local environment through the practice of walking. Personal stories and narratives of the area are being shared in a dialogue between artist and participant momentarily meandering through space, together. CML is an art project deeply embedded in relational aesthetics and sets out to create a momentary creative and meaningful union of two bodies moving alongside one another with the intention to activate body and mind.
Participants are asked to be on time, wear walking shoes, sun protection & to bring some water as well as a snack if needed. 
The re:home Walking Laboratory is part of the Family + Community Day of Art Interventions 
with Sanctuary City Project + Ramekon O'Arwisters Crochet Jam an event part of the exhibtion re:home at Minnesota Street Procect on Saturday, December 8, 11am-2pm. re:home - a For Freedoms exhibition + community action is on view December 1 - 29 and examines how the broad societal crises of sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class intersect in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt + Collect For Change™, Candace Huey of re.riddle, andSuzanne Zuber, re:home hopes to bring the communities of the Bay Area together as a local response to the inevitable challenges posed by global migration and displacement. The exhibition is accompanied by a Community Action Center, for attendees to connect with organizations working on the forefront of the issues reflected in the show. To further democratize access to the artwork and concepts within re:home, a Pop-Up Shop of prints, artist editions, and books, will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, as well as a For Freedoms reading library of books focused on the relevant topics. Through the Collect For Change™ platform, portions of proceeds from select works offered in the re:home exhibition and Pop-Up Shop will go to organizations selected by each of the participating artists. Throughout the exhibition + community action, public programming, performances, and workshops, are complemented by a lineup of collaborative events with entities including Creative Capital + artist Maria Elena González, SFMOMA SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), SFMOMA Development Department, Artadia, Keenlee, The Battery Group, Immigrant Rights Commission, and San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs.
Featured re:home artists include Marina Abramovi?, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Randy Colosky + Alison OK Frost, Rodney Ewing, Summer Mei Ling Lee + Laura Boles Faw, Julio César Morales, Joel Daniel Phillips, Travis Somerville, SOUND MADE PUBLIC, and Shadi Yousefian, with additional works, performances, interventions, and community activations by theAnti-Eviction Mapping Project, Miguel Arzabe, Patti Bartelstein, Bahar + Shamsy Behbahani, Sofía Córdova, John Craig Freeman, Eliza Gregory, Somaieh Amini, Michelle Hartney, Anna Hentschel + Invisible Playground, Astrid Kaemmerling + The Walk Discourse, Shireen Liane, Hung Liu, Ericka McConnell, Lisette Morales, Rasta Dave, Sanctuary City Project, Brian Singer / someguy, and Weston Teruya, among others. 
Re:home has been developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and with the support of Minnesota Street Project, Facebook Art Department(Facebook Artist in Residence (FB AIR), Analog Research Lab (ARL), and Creative Education programs), and Pamela and David Hornik.  


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