Reflection: A September Visit to La Morada

  This post contains an email that I sent to Diana Taylor, Marianne Hirsch, Lee Xie after visiting La Morada in the South Bronx with my colleague Luis C Rincon Alba on September 7th, 2021. The email was intended as an update on our activities there and a reflection on the ZIP Code Project’s relationship to the local community. — Dear all, Thanks for checking in–  the day atLaMoradawas pretty great. The range of mutual Read more…

Thoughts on the ZCMP Seminar from Friday, October 8th

Some of my thoughts after listening to the meeting from Friday that I thought I’d share.  There was a lot of talk about the language to use and how we approach the Art of the project through Language and Action.  I agree that the language we have been using thus far might not work for what we are trying to accomplish and also might be taken the wrong way by participants and communities we are Read more…

“Rehearsals for Change” and “Ímpeto Revolucionário”

“The truth of the matter is that the spectator-actor practices a real act even though [they] [do] it in a fictional manner. While [they] rehears[e] throwing a bomb on stage, [they] [are] concretely rehearsing the way a bomb is thrown” (Boal 119, my italics).  In our “Rehearsals for Change” workshop last Saturday, September 25, Aya and Carina (if I remember correctly) rehearsed “the way a bomb is thrown.” In Aya’s case, the rehearsal included the Read more…

An email after a visit to La Morada

This post contains an email that I shared with Diana Taylor, Marianne Hirsch, and Lee Xie after visiting La Morada in the Bronx with Aya Labanieh on September 7th, 2021.  Dear all, As I said in my previous email, the experience today was amazing and fulfilling. We spent many hours peeling beets and carrots and getting to talk with the members of La Morada. We made hand corrections on the date of the call and Read more…