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WRAPture Installation

After months of work, the saris are finally done! Please come see the installation. Since its November 2018 kickoff, WRAPture has worked with 12 women in Katakhali, Bangladesh and over 150 members of the community in Washington DC, including youth from Project Create, formerly homeless...

by Monica Bose on March 17th, 2019
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Super Special Shutdown Workshop for WRAPture

While our president has shut down the US government over a border wall to keep Latinx immigrants out, we spent the day with furloughed federal workers working on a different kind of “border patrol” to create woodblock sari borders for a transborder feminist art project...

by Monica Bose on January 18th, 2019
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Rising Up in Miami Beach

The climate art action RISING UP took place on December 7, 2018 and included the participation of several women who have been in multiple performances with me (starting with Jalobayu in 2014) as well as a number of women who joined for the first time....

by Monica Bose on January 8th, 2019
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Fantastic Fall Salon

I was so delighted to spend the afternoon with you in my hot pink living room.  The Storytelling with Saris Fall Salon, held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13, 2018, was a fun cocktail gathering that generated some excellent ideas about how to address...

by Monica Bose on October 22nd, 2018
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Global Climate Summit & Women Leaders

“We are not drowning.  We are thriving.” This was the chant at the end of the evening.  Almost 200 people gathered together for four hours on September 13, 2018 to highlight women’s leadership in addressing climate change, an event hosted by the Sierra Club’s Gender...

by Monica Bose on September 16th, 2018
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Home/Σπίτι(Spiti)/বাড়ি(Bari)

Home/Σπίτι(Spiti)/বাড়ি(Bari) a feminist performance by Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with the people of Athens, planned in consultation with local artists, refugees, and other residents of Athens. What is home and how do we find new homes and rebuild our lives? How do climate change...

by Monica Bose on September 9th, 2018
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Footprint-Apotipoma Exhibition

FOOTPRINT/APOTIPOMA An exhibition, workshops, and performance by Monica Jahan Bose. Opening reception and workshop July 5, 7 – 9 pm. Closing reception and performance July 18, 7-pm. Exhibition dates: July 5-18, 2019. Curated by: Vasia Deliyianni Statement: The City of Athens partners with Monica Jahan...

by Monica Bose on July 30th, 2018
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“Shelter” Workshop with Women Refugees

On July 12, 2018 from 6-9 pm we held a tea gathering, multilingual dialogue, and sari making workshop for refugee women in Athens at the site of the Footprint-Apotipoma exhibition at Serafio Innovation Center. The program was organized and curated by Angeliki Grammatikopoulou, who works...

by Monica Bose on July 14th, 2018
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Release of new book

We are excited to announce the release of a new art book, Rising Up to Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris. It is 8 x 10 inches and 48 pages in full color, eco-printed in Connecticut by a family-owned printing company that is powered by solar...

by Monica Bose on April 9th, 2018
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report from Katakhali Village

January 4, 2018 Dear friends, This is our fifth day in Katakhali Village, Barobaishdia Island, Bangladesh. I’m here with my mother, daughters, and two photographers. I am shocked to see the severe effects of climate change. During my two previous visits we saw the community...

by Monica Bose on January 4th, 2018
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