Talk for WPA Wherewithal Grant

September 22, 2022 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Talk for WPA Wherewithal Grant @ Zoom

Please join us to hear about the amazing research projects by the 2022 Wherewithal grant recipients.  This regrant is given by the Washington Project for the Arts and is funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.  Details HERE.
Monica Jahan Bose will be talking about her project  Mukhe Mukhe/Mouth-to-Mouth.

Mukhe Mukhe uncovers and documents the intangible heritage related to songs, poetry, and food in Washington DC and Katakhali, Bangladesh, for the purpose of reframing and presenting the story of climate injustice in two communities.  Bangladeshis face the possible displacement of up to 30 million people, along with massive loss of coastal land and irreplaceable heritage. DC is the center of federal power, but its majority BIPOC residents lack political representation and are disproportionately impacted by climate change and suffer food insecurity.  I will investigate, transcribe, translate, and record village songs in Katakhali and spoken word poetry in DC with the goal of linking high-carbon vs low-carbon communities and drawing attention to their shared struggle in the face of climate injustice and food insecurity. The songs, poems, and food knowledge will be collected, reclaimed, created, and shared. The research will be used for performance/installations that combine text, sound, video, and food

(Each presentation will be 15 min.)

6:30 | Welcome – Nathalie
6:35 | Rasha Abdulhadi
6:50 | Monica Jahan Bose
7:05 | Safiyah Cheatam & Hope Willis
7:20 | Larry Cook
7:35 | Deirdre Darden
7:50 | Rex Delafkaran
8:05 | Armando Lopez-Birca

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