[This work is] an in-depth exploration of community space-making/shaping, focusing on survivors' embodied knowledge and alternative practices of collective care.
Neighborhood: South Shore
Racial Justice Issue: Gender-based violence
My research explores how community care structures shift when survivors are centered. An in-depth exploration of community space-making/shaping, focusing on survivors' embodied knowledge and alternative practices of collective care. The research questions how we can reconfigure the building blocks of care through under-surveilled assemblages, ancestral technologies, and alternative practices.
Tiffany Johnson is a grassroots researcher and survivor advocate interested in community building through ancestral technologies and creative modalities. She is ACRE’s Programs Director and the Curator behind the Chicago Park District’s Anchor residency program. She is also co-stewarding the development of the survivor support mutual aid group, Project Nebula.
Anchor Residency, Finding Ceremony Opening Reception at Austin Town Hall, Sept 16, 2022, Image of the Opening performance by Eternal Resolve, curated by Tiffany Johnson
Bronzeville/Kenwood Mutual Aid Network (BKMA), Oct. 2020, Volunteers setting up for the community food and supply distribution, held weekly at Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, 4445 S. King Drive
Black Arstory Month (Brooklyn), Feb 2017, Installation view of artist Nana Ama's work titled Mudcloth and Doilies, Curated by Tiffany Johnson and Dalaeja Foreman
Fort Gansevoort Gallery (NY), March-May 2017, March Madness installation shot, the image includes works by Debora Roberts, Pamela Council, and Martha Rosler, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Adam Shopkorn, Associate Curator Tiffany Johnson
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