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Borderlines: Close Together

Dec 6
2014
4-7 PM
Living Room Art
Gulfton
6231 Westward, Houston, TX, United States
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This living room art production examines ways in which activists and laborers have used and still use Gandhi’s call for a nonviolent revolution to address inter-border relationships in South Asia and North America. The multidisciplinary art production will be held in the apartment home of Mercedes Herrera, and will include 10+ artists from Houston, North America, and South Asia. This production is part of a larger project, Borderlines, that explores issues of labor and migration in border regions in South Asia (Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Bangladesh) and North America (US-Canada-Mexico), while simultaneously creating connections by exploring Houston’s local history in two neighborhoods, Near Northside (a primarily Latino/a community) and, in 2014–15, Gulfton/Sharpstown (a hub for immigrants and refugees from around the world).

VBB will work with Baker Ripley Center (Neighborhood Centers Inc.) to procure residential homes as venues.