Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage
Publication & Public Programs | Baltimore, New York City, & Chicago | Role: Artist-Editor & Lead Organizer
Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage is a compilation of the sensitivities, hacks, gestures, and actions that we, as immigrants, have used to nourish and preserve ourselves, our families, and our communities. It serves as a toolkit for sanctuary-building, self-determination, and resistance, in the form of ongoing conversations, workshops, artist projects, and writings that explore cultural passage, immigrant identity, and notions of sanctuary. Through this compilation, Sentimentsprovides a first-person documentation of the various intersections of immigrant identities and the multiple and complicated facets of immigrant experiences. In complicating the traditional narratives, this collection of voices resists the reductive oversimplification of our racially diverse, multicultural, multilingual, and third-space identities, and offers a more nuanced treatment of the wide-ranging identities and experiences that characterize immigrant existence. Additionally, this series explores how the lived experiences of those who are called immigrants in the United States can inform our understanding of how white supremacy has constructed society—and how we can dismantle it.
Edited by Kimi Hanauer. Mobilized by Valentina Cabezas, Kimi Hanauer, Bomin Jeon, & Bilphena Yahwon, in collaboration with the contributors. Published by Press Press in August 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Public programming for the publication included:
Press Press Family Dinner at George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland, where contributors and our extended community gathered together for a dinner.
Sentiments Book Release & Potluck at Press Press Studio in Baltimore, Maryland, that featured readings by Rami Karim, Bilphena Yahwon, and the Press Press team.
Public Programming orbiting around themes of Sanctuary as part of Press Play fair at Pioneer Works in New York City, NY, where we hosted workshops, a panel, and a series of readings.
Sentiments Exhibition at MoMA PS1 for the New York Art Book Fair, in New York City, NY, that featured readings by community members and an exhibition of artworks by project contributors.
Look out for an upcoming programs this winter.