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  • FUTURE/PRESENT: Arts in a Changing America
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  • Daniela Alvarez, Roberta Uno, and Elizabeth M. Webb, editors
  • 2023
  • Published by: Duke University Press
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FUTURE/PRESENT brings together a vast collection of writers, artists, activists, and academics working at the forefront of today’s most pressing struggles for cultural equity and racial justice in a demographically changing America. The volume builds upon five years of national organizing by Arts in a Changing America, an artist-led initiative that challenges structural racism by centering people of color who are leading innovation at the nexus of arts production, community benefit, and social change. FUTURE/PRESENT includes a range of essays and criticism, visual and performance art, artist manifestos, interviews, poetry, and reflections on community practice. Throughout, contributors examine issues of placekeeping and belonging, migration and diasporas, the carceral state, renegotiating relationships with land, ancestral knowledge as radical futurity, and shifting paradigms of inequity. Foregrounding the powerful resilience of communities of color, FUTURE/PRESENT advances the role of artists as first responders to injustices, creative stewards in the cohesion and health of communities, and innovative strategists for equity.

Selected contributors. Dahlak Brathwaite, adrienne maree brown, Jeff Chang, Tameca Cole, Ofelia Esparza, Antoine Hunter, Nobuko Miyamoto, Wendy Red Star, Spel, Jose Antonio Vargas, Carrie Mae Weems, Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Roberta Uno
  3. pp. 16-31
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  1. The Call
  2. Jeff Chang
  3. pp. 32-43
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  1. vestibular mantra (or radical virtuosities for a brave new dance)
  2. taisha paggett
  3. pp. 44-47
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  1. Part 1 / Cultural Presence: Placekeeping and Belonging
  1. Introduction
  2. Daniela Alvarez
  3. pp. 50-54
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  1. Aqui Estoy
  2. Jose Ramirez
  3. pp. 55-56
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  1. Beauty, Justice, and the Ritual of Performance
  2. Patricia Berne and Nomy Lamm
  3. pp. 57-66
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  1. An Accumulation of Things That Refuse to Be Discarded
  2. Kiyan Williams
  3. pp. 67-68
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  1. Counting Coup on the Compartmentalization of Indigenous-Made Rap Music
  2. Talon Bazille Ducheneaux
  3. pp. 69-77
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  1. Cultural Resiliency in the Face of Crisis: Learning from New Orleans
  2. Carol Bebelle and Carol Zou
  3. pp. 78-82
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  1. Collectively Directing the Current
  2. Halima Afi Cassells
  3. pp. 83-88
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  1. The New Eagle Creek Saloon
  2. Sadie Barnette
  3. pp. 89-90
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  1. Notes from Technotopia 3.0: On the "Creative City" Gone Wrong—an Antigentrification Philosophical Tantrum, 2012-2016
  2. Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  3. pp. 91-101
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  1. "Building Temples for Tomorrow": Cultural Workers as Construction Crews
  2. Alesia Montgomery
  3. pp. 102-108
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  1. Invasive Species
  2. Aaron McIntosh
  3. pp. 109-110
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  1. Sunny and 150 Years of Placekeeping in Little Tokyo
  2. Scott Oshima
  3. pp. 111-116
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  1. Local Fruit Still Life
  2. Daniel Andres Alcazar
  3. pp. 117-118
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  1. Stage One: Establishing Community
  2. Garrett McQueen
  3. pp. 119-122
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  1. Red 40
  2. Jazmín Urrea
  3. pp. 123-124
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  1. More Nodes from the Performance Essay Los Giros De La Siguiente/the turns of the Next
  2. Devin Kenny
  3. pp. 125-135
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  1. Part 2 / Dismantling Borders, Building Bridges: Migration and Diasporas
  1. Introduction
  2. Sarah Sophia Yanni
  3. pp. 138-142
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  1. Mano Poderosa
  2. Rosalie López
  3. pp. 143-144
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  1. A Cosmos of Dis/Joints
  2. Vinhay Keo
  3. pp. 145-150
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  1. Cross-Border Citizens
  2. Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman
  3. pp. 151-160
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  1. Indian Alley, Where Art Is Healing
  2. Pamela J. Peters
  3. pp. 161-165
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  1. Vessels: A Conversation
  2. Chanice Holmes, Mykia Jovan, Rebecca Mwase, and Mahalia Abéo Tibbs
  3. pp. 166-172
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  1. Fence
  2. Belise Nishimwe
  3. pp. 173-174
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  1. A Touch of Otherness
  2. Hayv Kahraman
  3. pp. 175-180
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  1. Harmattan Haze
  2. Njideka Akunyili Crosby
  3. pp. 181-182
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  1. Who Is the #EmergingUS?
  2. Jose Antonio Vargas
  3. pp. 183-185
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  1. Justice and Equity: We're Coming for It All
  2. Christine Her
  3. pp. 186-190
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  1. building bricks for communal healing
  2. Silvi Naçi
  3. pp. 191-192
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  1. We Never Needed Documents to Thrive
  2. Yosimar Reyes
  3. pp. 193-196
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  1. prop•er
  2. Kassandra L. Khalil
  3. pp. 197-199
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  1. Alongside: On Chinese Students in the United States and the Fight for Black Lives
  2. Evelyn Hang Yin
  3. pp. 200-205
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  1. Love Spirals: Notes on Brown Feelings
  2. J Molina-Garcia
  3. pp. 206-217
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  1. Part 3 / Creating A World Without Prisons: Culture and The Carceral State
  1. Introduction
  2. Kassandra L. Khalil
  3. pp. 220-225
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  1. To Create in Prison
  2. Spel
  3. pp. 226-228
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  1. A Measure of Joy
  2. Samara Gaev and Jarvis Jay Masters
  3. pp. 229-238
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  1. There Is No Abolition or Liberation without Disability Justice
  2. Lydia X. Z. Brown
  3. pp. 239-244
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  1. HOGAR
  2. Aydinaneth Ortiz
  3. pp. 245-246
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  1. I Remember
  2. Mark Menjívar
  3. pp. 247-251
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  1. Coming Home
  2. Dustina Gill
  3. pp. 252-255
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  1. Singing Our Way to Abolition
  2. Mary Hooks
  3. pp. 256-259
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  1. Standing in the Gap: Music as First Responder
  2. Duane Robert Garcia and Vijay Gupta
  3. pp. 260-264
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  1. Locked in a Dark Calm
  2. Tameca Cole
  3. pp. 265-266
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  1. As Crazy as the World Is, I Do Believe
  2. Kondwani Fidel with images by Devin Allen
  3. pp. 267-274
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  1. Jumpsuit Project
  2. Sherrill Roland
  3. pp. 275-276
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  1. The Bonds of Aloha: Connecting to Culture Can Free Us
  2. Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina)
  3. pp. 277-282
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  1. The Nail That Sticks Out
  2. Tani Ikeda
  3. pp. 283-286
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  1. Art Is a Trojan Horse: Reclaiming Our Narratives
  2. Faith Bartley, Courtney Bowles, and Mark Strandquist
  3. pp. 287-295
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  1. Try/Step/Trip (Excerpt)
  2. Dahlak Brathwaite
  3. pp. 296-304
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  1. The Evanesced Series (2016-)
  2. Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
  3. pp. 305-307
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  1. Part 4 / Embodied Cartographies: Renegotiating Relationships with Land
  1. Introduction
  2. Elizabeth M. Webb
  3. pp. 310-314
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  1. Kiksuya
  2. Michael Two Bulls
  3. pp. 315-316
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  1. America Doesn't Exist
  2. Lyla June
  3. pp. 317-318
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  1. Between the Real and the Imagined: A Conversation with Lyla June and Tanaya Winder
  2. Lyla June and Tanaya Winder
  3. pp. 319-324
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  1. Sopa de Ostión
  2. Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya
  3. pp. 325-326
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  1. Island Earth: Water, Wayfinding, and the Currents That Connect Us
  2. Nāʻālehu Anthony and Haunani Kane
  3. pp. 327-335
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  1. ACCESS DENIED: Creating New Spatial Understandings
  2. Jaklin Romine
  3. pp. 336-341
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  1. Essential Economy
  2. Jia Lok Pratt
  3. pp. 342-346
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  1. Earth Mama II
  2. Favianna Rodriguez
  3. pp. 347-348
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  1. We Are Part of This Land
  2. Carlton Turner
  3. pp. 349-354
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  1. Mauka House
  2. Kapena Alapaʻi
  3. pp. 355-357
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  1. Withholding an Image: Disciplinary Disobedience and Reciprocity in the Field
  2. Ashley Hunt
  3. pp. 358-368
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  1. Thinking through Fragments: Speculative Archives, Contested Histories, and a Tale of the Palestine Archaeological Museum
  2. Dareen Hussein
  3. pp. 369-373
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  1. Secrets That the Wind Carries Away
  2. Morel Doucet
  3. pp. 374-378
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  1. Ohiŋniyaŋ ded wati kte: This Place Will Always Be Home
  2. Angela Two Stars
  3. pp. 379-382
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  1. Ballers
  2. Mel D. Cole
  3. pp. 383-385
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  1. Part 5 / Living Our Legacy: Ancestral Knowledge as Radical Futurity
  1. Introduction
  2. Kapena Alapaʻi
  3. pp. 388-392
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  1. These Roots Run Deep
  2. Dyani White Hawk
  3. pp. 393-394
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  1. The Future Is Ancient
  2. Allison Akootchook Warden
  3. pp. 395-398
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  1. Being in Oneness: Conversations with Nobuko Miyamoto, Kamau Ayubbi, and Asiyah Ayubbi
  2. Nobuko Miyamoto, Kamau Ayubbi, and Asiyah Ayubbi
  3. pp. 399-410
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  1. 1619
  2. Douglas Kearney
  3. pp. 411-414
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  1. Encircling the Circle: Blood Memory and Making the Village—a Conversation between Cleo Parker Robinson and Malik Robinson
  2. Cleo Parker Robinson and Malik Robinson
  3. pp. 415-422
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  1. Culture and Tradition: A Monument to Our Resilience
  2. Ofelia Esparza
  3. pp. 423-424
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  1. Español
  2. Yanina Chicas
  3. pp. 425-426
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  1. Apsáalooke Feminist #4
  2. Wendy Red Star
  3. pp. 427-428
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  1. Mother's Words and Grandmother's Thoughts: Living the Right Way (a Conversation)
  2. Maribel Alvarez and Ofelia Zepeda
  3. pp. 429-435
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  1. The AIM Song
  2. Elisa Harkins
  3. pp. 436-440
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  1. Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Reflections of Futurity
  2. Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine
  3. pp. 441-444
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  1. For Paradise
  2. Elizabeth M. Webb
  3. pp. 445-450
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  1. What Is the New Basket That We're Going to Weave?
  2. Lori Lea Pourier
  3. pp. 451-456
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  1. I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope: ‘Ōiwi Orientations toward a Radical Futurity
  2. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio and Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio
  3. pp. 457-464
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  1. The Art of Peer Pressure: Black Fire UVA!
  2. Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold
  3. pp. 465-473
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  1. Part 6 / Currents Beyond: Artists Shifting Paradigms of Inequity
  1. Introduction
  2. Genevieve Fowler
  3. pp. 476-480
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  1. Bang Bang
  2. Natalie Ball
  3. pp. 481-482
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  1. The Cultural New Deal for Cultural and Racial Justice
  2. pp. 483-489
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  1. We Begin by Listening
  2. Jeanette Lee
  3. pp. 490-496
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  1. EMERGENYC: An Artistic Home for Emerging Artists
  2. Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
  3. pp. 497-505
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  1. Listening through Dance
  2. Antoine Hunter
  3. pp. 506-509
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  1. Scenes & Takes
  2. Carrie Mae Weems
  3. pp. 510-518
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  1. Feminist Coalition and Queer Movements across Time: A Conversation between Alok Vaid-Menon and Urvashi Vaid
  2. Alok Vaid-Menon and Urvashi Vaid
  3. pp. 519-530
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  1. What Would Upski Think?
  2. Devin Kenny
  3. pp. 531-533
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  1. All Organizing is Science Fiction
  2. adrienne maree brown
  3. pp. 534-536
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  1. Rebirth Garments
  2. Sky Cubacub
  3. pp. 537-538
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  1. A Call to Action
  2. Eleanor Savage
  3. pp. 539-547
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  1. Huliau
  2. Vicky Holt Takamine
  3. pp. 548-552
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  1. SOVEREIGN
  2. X
  3. pp. 553-554
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  1. Flexing Hope Is a Practice
  2. Ananya Chatterjea
  3. pp. 555-560
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  1. Azadi
  2. Arshia Fatima Haq
  3. pp. 561-563
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  1. Afterword
  2. Daniela Alvarez and Elizabeth M. Webb
  3. pp. 564-565
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  1. Emergence (after adrienne maree brown)
  2. Sarah Sophia Yanni
  3. pp. 566-567
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 568-569
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