Hypervisibility in Public Space: An Artist Talk with Public Visualization Studio & Syrus Marcus Ware

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Hypervisibility in Public Space: An Artist Talk with Public Visualization Studio & Syrus Marcus Ware

Monday, November 2, 2020 – 12pm–1pm ET
FREE. Register here

As the pandemic continues to unfold, it is clear that vulnerable communities have disproportionality felt the impact of COVID-19. Not only does this dispel the myth of this pandemic as the ‘great equalizer’, but it emphasizes the relationship between parallel shadow pandemics of racial discrimination, anti-Asian xenophobia, housing precarity and homelessness. As a result, marginalized communities often encounter intensified experiences of hypervisibility in public space, directly impacting perceptions of personal safety.

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Join The Bentway for a discussion highlighting the work and contributions of community leaders and creative project partners featured in the Safe in Public Space initiative. Contributors will reflect on their works’ exploration of the concept of visibility and hypervisibility in public space, the importance of documenting and displaying the lived experiences of BIPOC individuals, and how the notion of ‘proof’ is relevant to validating and legitimizing experiences in public spaces.

Panelists include: Immony Mèn (Artist, Receipts), Syrus Marcus Ware (Artist, Radical Love), Justine Abigail Yu (Founder & Editor and Chief, Living Hyphen) and Ravyn Wngz (Activist).

Please note: A complete transcript and video recording will be made available with closed captioning following the event.

For more information, visit www.safeinpublicspace.com.

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