is a continuation of the conversation sparked by the Venice Biennale 2016 German Pavilion and exhibition "Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country"
developed by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). The exhibition will explore how the concept of “Heimat” (Homeland) invokes contemporary regional struggles—including the tension between national immigration policies and ‘sanctuary cities,’ homelessness, and the flight of the creative class in the SF Bay Area.
Curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt Advisory + Collect For Change™ and Candace Huey of re.riddle, re:home
hopes to bring the communities of the Bay Area—and beyond—together on these increasingly important challenges. The show will highlight artists, architects, designers, filmmakers, performers, activists, and cultural producers—both who reside in the SF Bay Area, as well as those who will ‘immigrate’ here for the project.
will host a Town Hall meeting entitled Upon Arrival—moderated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, spoken-word poet, dancer, playwright, and Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—on Saturday, December 15, 2018 (time TBD), as part of a For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, inviting community dialogue on the topics explored within the exhibition. Bamuthi will perform a poetic response to Douglas Saunders’ (author of Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
) eight theses on what constitutes an ‘arrival city,’ presented in the original Making Heimat exhibition.