Landscape of Hope – NXNorth (2020)
As part of the North by North Festival at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska, Landscape of Hope will co-create a public art installation with Anchorage youth, involving multimedia, performances and other forms of expression.
This event is postponed till Fall 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Landscape of Hope explores the boundaries of inclusivity in youth communities by creating exclusive artistic spaces for them to project their narratives. The collective empowers youth with critical digital literacy skills to create alternative media narratives and build resilience against social ills. They bring together multiple actors from policy, social services, mental health, and pedagogy to collaborate directly with youth to create sustainable and impactful public engagement tools. Their workshops – which are always co-created with our youth partners – feed into a series of youth-led, multimedia-based performance and installation pieces, which feature media and musical narratives that magnify youth voices in their efforts to build community resilience. Since November 2018, Landscape of Hope has worked with over 150 youth in Norway, Iceland and Canada to create five public installations and performances. Landscape of Hope was created by musicians and research-creators Vivek Venkatesh and Owen Chapman. Their team now includes filmmaker David Hall, music therapist Annabelle Brault; pedagogy and evaluation experts Sandra Chang-Kredl, Kathryn Urbaniak, Martin Lalonde and Jessie Beier; as well as musician and art educator Jason Wallin.
More information to follow.