Launch Workshop for SWIMMING

December 13, 2023 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Monica Jahan Bose
Launch Workshop for SWIMMING @ Zoom

Please join us for the online launch of SWIMMING, a new public art project that explores the deep and essential connections we have to water as our world faces increased flooding and rising sea levels due to climate change. When installed in June 2024 at the Marie Reed Community & Aquatic Center in Washington DC, SWIMMING will feature a “pool” of art-embellished saris, along with a sound walk, performances, film screenings, and poetry readings.  During the launch, artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose will introduce the project and then lead a poetry and art workshop where we will create poetry and art inspired by the. healing properties of water and swimming and inequities in access. SWIMMING is part of Bose’s. art and advocacy project Storytelling with Saris.  Started over a decade ago, the project has fostered collaboration with women from Bose’s ancestral island in Bangladesh as well as residents of DC and people around the world.

To learn more and become part of this exciting venture, please register using the Eventbrite link. 

Here is the Zoom link for the workshop on December 13 at 4:30 PM (Eastern time):

If you have joined prior Storytelling with Saris workshops, please have with you your folder of materials — journal, pencil etc. In the spring we will be having in person workshops to finish the saris. Looking forward to seeing you!  Here is a link to our workshop. 

ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email with any questions or accommodation needs.

Curator:  Sarah Tanguy.  Film/livestream: Paris Preston   Music & Sound Design: Sonia Herrero.

Community partners:  Marie Reed Elementary School and Community & Aquatic Center, Adams Morgan Partnership BID, DC Arts Center, Calvary Women’s Services.

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


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