Walkshop #12, December 15th, 2018

99bbbfa8-49c2-475b-8545-6d23863fe160Walkshop # 12: “Displaced Wellbeing”
December 15th, 2018, 2pm – 4pm
led by Anna Hentschel

The Walkshop Displaced Wellbeing will look at methodologies that allow participants to learn how to make yourself at home in public space. How can one develop opportunities for wellbeing in unknown contexts? Participants will train in space exploration and interaction techniques of appropriation that give chance to rework and take ownership of places in a soft way. Techniques of this workshop were conceived for Island of Good Life, a four day festival for migration and wellbeing in Bochum/Germany in 2017 directed by Kerem Halbrecht, Anna Hentschel and Sebastian Quack.

Anna Hentschel is a German urban scenographer working in the fields of cultural city development and site-specific art. She is a core member of the interdisciplinary game design network Invisible Playground, and has developed formats ranging from city-wide games, to intimate social situations. Researching the potential of play for architecture, she was architect-in-residence at the Goethe-Institute Rotterdam in 2016 and artist in residence at the Villa Kamogawa Kyoto in 2017. Anna holds a Diploma with Commendation in Scenography and an MA in Spatial Strategies. Invisible Playground is an urban game design network that hacks the existing environment through fiction and rule systems. The network is formed by six reflective practitioners working at the intersection of play and urban society. In the past, they have realized groundbreaking projects such as: Playpublik, the international urban games festival; Field Office, a traveling lab for site-specific game design; multi-week city-wide games such as Spreezone and Ruhrzilla; the documentary format Museum of Minor Incidents and the World Championship of gameful Architecture 72 Hour Interactions.

Here are the most important details if you want to attend:

  • Register: here
  • Location: The walkshop will start and end at Minnesota Street Project’s Gallery 200
  • Start Time: 2pm
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Equipment: Journal, notebook, camera or related recording devices
  • Clothing: lease bring sturdy shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, long pants, and gloves for handling the fill. Rain or shine! A hat, a snack and/or some cash for food (some places only accept cash), water, and potentially sunscreen. Please consult the weather report for that day when planning what to wear. Layers are encouraged because of the changing microclimate in SF.

This walkshop is proudly hosted in cooperation with re:homea 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 Abramović, 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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