Complex Movements presents…
Beware of the Dandelions:
Connecting Grassroots Communities in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
(Old Public Museum 54 Jefferson)
Saturday Sep 22 6pm-9pm
REFLECT on the ways we approach the work of transforming ourselves, our communities, and the world
ENGAGE in conversation about networks, new forms of organization and leadership, drawing lessons from quantum physics, emergence, and other complex science theories
REDEFINE change from critical mass to critical connections, from growing our economy to growing our souls, from representative democracy to participatory self-governing communities
CONNECT communities working for change within Detroit and Grand Rapids to one another, and to communities around the world
Complex Movements collective member and Detroit hip-hop artist and activist Invincible will facilitate a workshop on these topics featuring community workers from Heartside Gallery, GRIID, Our Kitchen Table, The Bloom Collective, 4TLOHH and beyond. Participants will create the opportunity draw connections between small scale deep rooted community movement building happening in Grand Rapids and Detroit, through the lens of complex science and social movements.
An excerpt of Complex Movements installation performance piece “Three Phases” will also be presented as part of the workshop.
This event is FREE, ALL AGES, and ANTI-DISPLACEMENT
‘Complex Movements’ is a Detroit based artist collective composed of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/filmmaker Waajeed, and hip-hop lyricist/activist Invincible. Their multimedia performance installations, hand crafted songs, and trans-genre experiments explore the relationship between complex science and social change movements. ‘Complex Movements’ is a recipient of the 2012 MAP Fund grant and Michigan ArtServe’s CSA grant. They have presented their work at The Detroit Science Center for Kresge’s Art X Detroit festival, Re:View Gallery, Network of Ensemble Theater’s Microfest, and Cranbrook Art Museum. They are joined at this installation by jeweler Tiff Massey, as well as creative technologists AJ Manoulian and Carlos (L05) Garcia.