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Talk: Boom4Real:The Art of Survival

  • NextFab 2025 Washington Avenue, 19146 (map)

Multidisciplinary artist and eco-activist Li Sumpter is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x NextFab Art and Technology Artist-in-Residence.

Artist Talk + Workshop February 15 // 6:00-8:00pm

This artist talk will introduce attendees to the diverse ecologies and artistic disciplines that inform Li’s work, including the boom4Real Escape Pod project—a series of mixed-media and wood works supported by resources of the NextFab residency, including new maker skills from computer-assisted design to hands-on fabrication and woodworking, which Li has utilized to expand her creative and community practice focused on the "art of survival". boom4Real uses street art, sacred geometry and afrofuturism to raise public awareness of the importance of self-reliance and community readiness in uncertain times.
Workshop participants are invited to make their own D.I.Y “escape artist” zine with survival tips inspired by real world and speculative headlines that mythologize the future of humanity and the planet.

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***ASL Interpretation and childcare available if requested by February 8.***

Earlier Event: February 15
The Entanglement
Later Event: February 16
Alice, a cartoon by Andrea Beizer