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Artist Workshop with Cog•nate Collective

November 6, 2017 // 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


[A Play on Words]:  A Workshop on (Re)Articulating Borders

This workshop focuses on our understanding of borders through body, language, and discourse. Structured as a pair of performative + discursive exercises, this workshop will serve as an opportunity for those in attendance to collaborate in honing terms and concepts that inform their practices.*

In preparation for the workshop, we would like to ask participants to be ready to share words/phrases corresponding to concepts that currently inform their work — terms they are working to define more effectively.

Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

The workshop will be facilitated by Cog•nate Collective, a binational collective of artists + researchers interested in constructing platforms for critical pedagogy + exchange in collaboration with communities along the US/Mexico border.

Presented by CALA Alliance, ASU Performance in the Borderlands and ASU Art Museum.


Since 2010, Tijuana-Los Angeles based artists + researchers Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez have collaborated as Cog•nate Collective to develop community-based research projects + public interventions + experimental pedagogical programs in the US/Mexico border region. Their work has interrogated the evolution of the border as it is simultaneously erased by economic policies and bolstered through increased militarization — tracing the fallout of this incongruence for migrant communities on either side of the border. Siting their practice primarily within markets, they seek to analyze how popular + informal forms of cultural + economic exchange taking place between transnational communities can be mobilized in defiance of solidifying political boundaries — proposing an understanding of the border not as bifurcating line, but as a region expanding and contracting with the movement of people and objects.


November 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


CALA Alliance
ASU Performance in the Borderlands
ASU Art Museum


ASU Project Space at Combine Studios
821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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