Collaboration with the Wick Poetry Center
FamilySpaces at SPACES, Cleveland, OH., 2017
As a part of the First 100 + Days exhibition, Home Affairs and the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University collaborated on an inventive and playful workshop for people of all ages. Participants attending Family Spaces, a monthly workshop sponsored by the gallery, were encouraged to create an 'emerge poem' using excerpts from the poems in our installation, Black-eyed Women. Using an iPad with an innovative app called "Emerge", participants created new poems by touching particular words on the screen allowing them to 'emerge' (bold-face) from the original poem (which receded) thus creating their own new poem from the original.
The Wick Poetry Center and Home Affairs proudly stand together to advocate for the caring and compassionate treatment of refugees through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry.