CENTER FOR LIBERATORY PRACTICE & POETRY

W/ ‘WE USE OUR HANDS TO SUPPORT’ AT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE



This temporary headquarters was installed at Southern Exposure as part of the show, We Use Our Hands To Support, visioned and gathered by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo alongside works by Fronteristxs Collective, Amanda Curreri, and Sam Vernon.

Through commitments to mutual aid, political education, creative practice, and collective process, the Center gathers a community of learners around liberatory practices: ways of being, sensing, thinking, and making that enact liberatory politics in everyday life. A central stake I personally bring to this project is: While liberatory practices and politics have risen out of and in resistance to structures of domination, they are not necessarily bound up with their existence. How can we define liberation, as a state of being emancipated, on our own terms?


Various images from the Center’s temporary headquarters at Southern Exposure. 


CLP&P IS ONE OF MANY CENTERS; A CONSTELLATION; AN INVITATION.︎︎︎



This past year, I began the process of initiating the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry (CLP&P), a virtual and nomadic education center that nourishes a network of shared learnings, dreams, strategies, and rituals as the building blocks for autonomous and liberated communities. You may downlaod a PDF of the welcome letter, CLP&P is one of many centers; an invitation; a constellation, to learn more about the project and how to get involved and explore more mindmaps.