Join us for our Give & Take event this Thursday February 21st @ 7:00 PM at the University Enterprise Laboratories in Saint Paul! Free and open to the public!
Here is the link to the event on Facebook
Link to Give & Take event
We’re excited to introduce Mai Vang, our new HECUA intern this semester. Mai will be helping out on a couple of projects, including a series of short documentaries about the 2012 Corridors of Opportunity grantees. She’ll also be posting updates here, on Twitter and in our Facebook group.
Get to know Mai:
Mai Vang is a student at Augsburg College majoring in Sociology. This semester she is enrolled in HECUA’s Inequality In America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment program. This led her to an internship at Works Progress. She is passionate about social justice and equality and wants to change the world someday.
Mai was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota and has a huge passion for photography. She loves helping people and hopes to incorporate her photography into her social justice work so that others can see the stories that aren’t always visible.
After college, Mai would like to find a job in helping the community around her and the people who live in it. In the meantime, she is focused on HECUA and this internship so that she can be inspired and gain the necessary skills to be able to serve others around her.
Check out Mai’s photography, including pics from some field work today, on her photo blog.
The HECUA program that Mai is a part of is similar to the one that Shanai took in her last year of school at the University of Minnesota in 2005. The experience was highly influential for her so we’re happy to be able and give back to the program by hosting a student.
Welcome to the studio, Mai!
So this is happening! More information here.
If you think your future rides solely on the information superhighway, try sending a million tons of grain on it. — Some words of wisdom from the Saint Paul Port Authority. You never know where project research is going to lead.
Currently available on sale in our webstore: Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981
An artist group that even our long-running group Temporary Services knew absolutely nothing about! We are happy to carry this new book from Soberscove that unearths some interesting Soviet group work in a well-designed and beautifully printed book, as is typical for this Chicago-based press.
“Active in Moscow since 1976, the Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of conceptual and performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the organizers invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions in fields and forests on the edges of the city that explored the nature of the aesthetic event. These spatio-temporal events directed viewers’ attention to the pure contemplation of their own perceptions, and over time, the actions produced masses of documentary material. Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981 concentrates on the early period of field actions when the problems of documentation—-how to capture and convey ephemeral action to non-participants—-were just beginning to be considered.”