REGIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

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What

Regional Relationships commissions artists, scholars, writers and activists to create works that investigate the natural, industrial and cultural landscapes of a region.
It is a platform to re-imagine the spaces and cultural histories around us. An invitation to join in seeing what we can learn—and learning what we can see—by juxtaposing spaces and narratives that are usually kept apart.

Why

Popular beliefs about human geography are composed of binary oppositions like “urban” and “rural” and “cosmopolitan” and “provincial”. These divisions naturalize synthetic borders and harden political boundaries, obsfucating their cultural function.
Applying a regional lens encourages us to think more expansively about the disparate geographies that might exist within the space of one small town or across continents and oceans.

How

We produce cultural artifacts that can be mailed.

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Projects

RR01: A Map Without Boundaries by artist Matthew Friday

RR02: Greetings from the Cornbelts by artist Claire Pentecost

RR03: Yock, Yok: Feresteh Toosi

RR04: The Secret Collection, Patrick Lichty

RR05: Between the Bottomlands & the World, Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross

Organizers and envelope stuffers

Ryan Griffis, Sarah Ross

With invaluable help from Sharon Irish

Regular counseling by (and in) the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor

Generous financial support has been provided by:

Opensource Art

REGIONAL RELATIONSHIPS


Regional Relationships commissions artists, scholars, writers and activists to create works that investigate the natural, industrial and cultural landscapes of a region.
It is a platform to re-imagine the spaces and cultural histories around us. An invitation to join in seeing what we can learn—and learning what we can see—by juxtaposing spaces and narratives that are usually kept apart.

Popular beliefs about human geography are composed of binary oppositions like “urban” and “rural” and “cosmopolitan” and “provincial”. These divisions naturalize synthetic borders and harden political boundaries, obsfucating their cultural function.
Applying a regional lens encourages us to think more expansively about the disparate geographies that might exist within the space of one small town or across continents and oceans.


Projects


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