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So Much Together: Shared Possessions

Patricia Vázquez Gómez is an artist whose practice investigates the social functions of art, the intersections between aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the expansion of community-based art practices. She strongly believes that we all possess unique talents, knowledge, and perspectives that make us unique and unordinary, and that those special possessions are often obscured by the situations in which we find ourselves. In this workshop, Patricia will share some of her projects and guide conversations and quick activities to connect to the themes and methods of her artwork. We will learn about the unique cultural possessions that each participant brings in the form of sayings inherited from families and cultures and make a set of posters featuring those sayings.

Event | June 21, 2021

So Much Together: Shared Possessions

Patricia Vázquez Gómez is an artist whose practice investigates the social functions of art, the intersections between aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the expansion of community-based art practices. She strongly believes that we all possess unique talents, knowledge, and perspectives that make us unique and unordinary, and that those special possessions are often obscured by the situations in which we find ourselves. In this two-part workshop, Patricia will share some of her projects and guide conversations and quick activities to connect to the themes and methods of her artwork. We will learn about the unique cultural possessions that each participant brings in the form of sayings inherited from families and cultures and make a set of posters featuring those sayings.

Event | June 23, 2021

Posts

Readers write about Possession.

Magazine | April 27, 2021

Tutoring the Kingpin

May Maylisa Cat writes about how helping a friend apply for the citizenship exam revived memories of her own experiences of educational discrimination and marginalization.

Beyond the Margins | October 22, 2020

Oregon Shorts

The Northwest Film Festival's program of Oregon short films includes Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander's "An Oregon Canyon," produced as part of Oregon Humanities' This Land project.

Event | March 16, 2019

My Name

Sravya Tadepalli writes about her experiences with people mispronouncing her name.

Beyond the Margins | November 29, 2018

From the Director: Word Problems

Executive Director Adam Davis on the provocations of language and the search for the right words in a flawed world

Magazine | August 30, 2018

A Lot to Ask of a Name

Natchee Blu Barnd on how Native American names are used as symbols in white spaces

Magazine | August 30, 2018

Day of Judgment

Simon Tam writes about the day he won a case before the supreme court and realized that winning can be complicated.

Magazine | August 30, 2018

What Work Does a Street Sign Do?

A conversation with geographer Natchee Blu Barnd on how place-naming shapes perspectives of history related to Indigenous peoples in the US.

Beyond the Margins | July 2, 2018

On Tinnitus

Lucie Bonvalet writes about eight years of living with tinnitus, "a gray veil, a sort of curtain of rain, between me and everything outside of me."

Beyond the Margins | June 15, 2018

The Third Bullet

Jason Arias on reckoning with abbreviated phrases and abbreviated lives as an EMT.

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Slow Ascent

A Chinese American woman searches for belonging in the country of her grandparents. An essay by Jessica Yen

Magazine | August 11, 2016

Trademark Offense

Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Mark My Words

Linguist Edwin Battistella on pronouns and the myth of a "me generation"

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Unimaginable Riches

The unfamiliar offers its own rewards. An essay by Joanne Mulcahey

Magazine | November 8, 2011