7 results for author: Nina Mehta


Democratizing Knowledge: Institutions, Research, and Trauma

Over the last couple of years we have started working with institutions more and more. At first this felt like a separate branch of our work, which has been grounded in our community collaborations. Increasingly, however, we see the ways that these seemingly different contexts are actually really interconnected, mutually supportive, and often overlapping in value and purpose. Last week we spent 3 days with the Democratizing Knowledge Collective at Syracuse University, an example of how those we work with are not just part of institutions, but part of community groups, invested in their own communities, and interested in understanding how their work ...

Feminist Freedom Warriors

As this current moment compels us to think more deeply about the ways we want to resist and organize together, we benefit from the histories and experiences of those who've fought for justice over the years in so many different ways. Feminist Freedom Warriors is a digital video archive documenting cross-generational conversations about justice, politics and hope with feminist scholar-activists--including a member of the PARCEO team! It's a great resource during these times. WWW.FEMINISTFREEDOMWARRIORS.ORG

Democratizing Knowledge at Syracuse University

PARCEO will conduct a PAR module for Democratizing Knowledge at Syracuse University mid-June. Please apply if this is a good fit for you!

Mexico: PARCEO/PNCA Global Studios Collaboration

PARCEO is currently collaborating with PNCA for their intersession program, Global Studios: Mexico City/Oaxaca. PARCEO's Nina Mehta is coordinating visits and workshops for PNCA students with artists, curators, gallerists, writers, and designers in Mexico City, Oaxaca City, and surrounding communities. We are also bringing PAR reflection and framing to this program where local artists and craftspeople share their skills and processs with the PNCA students. PNCA Global Studios: Mexico students work across cultures and explore the interconnections and overlaps between contemporary and traditional art, culture, and history. Engaging with different ...

Positionality: Working Across Difference

We are still invigorated by our 2 public workshops in Portland at Zenger Farm on October 22nd and Pacific Northwest College of Art on October 24th. The Positionality: Working Across Difference workshop looks at how you enter a space, the position or role it holds, and how that affects others. Together, with participants from over 10 organizations across Portland, we looked at how individual experiences connect to community and how to build a strong foundation for work that values all voices, experiences and differences. The training is useful for community groups and organizations as they evaluate the inclusiveness of their structures and roles ...

Positionality: Working Across Difference Curriculum

We are excited to share our workshop, "Positionality: Working Across Difference,"¬†that addresses concrete issues, which have come up in our work and for groups we work with, to help support organizing and research for justice. As many of us work across different communities, we want to make sure that we enter new spaces with integrity. Does our behavior--not just our rhetoric--respect and honor community leadership? Do we think about who we are--and what that means--in relation to those with whom we are working? How can we build community in a way that is genuine and does not promote hierarchies and inequities that we are trying to dismantle?¬...

NYC Creative Expression: Framing Workshop

Creative practices, in their many forms, help us realize PAR principles by actively including different voices, modes of expression, and styles of participation to generate and build knowledge together. On September 15th, PARCEO and el Museo del Barrio hosted the "Creative Expression: Framing" workshop to explore the power of framing and storytelling. In this session we: Practiced different forms of storytelling Explored different art activities and visual narrative techniques Saw how documentation, storytelling and image analysis connect to organizing and research Looked at framing and composition in the photographs from the ¬°Pres...