Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kraye + Poetics

Outside the Margins: an arts/service project

We live many forms of alienation.  We are alienated by the daily grind, and we constantly resist being commodified creatures.  The forces of mass production take a toll on living a meaningful life.  We are also people that are marginalized, sometimes exiled from in political, social, and cultural ways.  The United Nations has noted that the impact of displacement has been more powerful than ever before.  War, famine, genocide, and corruption have made it difficult for people to enjoy basic human rights, forced to move from their homes and sanctuaries to places that further alienate these people.  We live in a world there “The Other” is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.

IBSG’s Kraye Challenge and the Poetics Project invite you to participate in a brainstorming event that can help us create an artistic product and event that represents the challenges of “The Other.”  We will use this venture to provide financial assistance to people in exile, supporting organizations that are doing the hard work to serve refugees and other people alienated from their homes.  The managers of Kraye + Poetics will propose a couple of ideas, but hope that you will attend an event that will help us brainstorm this wonderful and very timely opportunity.