Migrating Pedagogies is a new pamphlet series co-edited by artist, writer, and CalArts Critical Studies faculty member Gabrielle Civil; Critical Studies technical faculty member Andrea Quaid; and Allison Yasukawa, former director of English Language Learning at CalArts. To celebrate the series and the release of the second batch of pamphlets, a multimedia reading event and launch party takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Art + Archives in Los Angeles.
Leah King opens the night with a DJ set, followed by readings from artist and co-director of CalArts’ Art Program gloria galvez, community organizer Alice Yuan Zhang, as well as Civil and Quaid. (All four are pamphlet authors.)
Published by the short-form literary micropress eohippus labs, Migrating Pedagogies asks the question: Where does pedagogy happen and who is it for?
From eohippus labs:
Pamphlet authors engage creation, curation, aspiration, frustration, desire, decoloniality, performance, poetics, and more. They document and instigate urgent conversations. They explore how we imagine and live our multiple pedagogical contexts. Migrating Pedagogies will help us learn about teaching, teach about learning, and dream into new ecologies for it all.
The launch party for Migrating Pedagogies is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Alice Yuan Zhang 张元 is a first-generation Chinese-American media artist and cultural organizer. Her transdisciplinary practice operates on cyclical and intergenerational time. Along the peripheries of colonialist imagination, she brings technology down to earth by devising collective experiments in ancestral remembering, interspecies pedagogy, and networked solidarity.
Andrea Quaid is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work focuses on poetry and poetics, pedagogy, and feminist studies. She co-edited Acts + Encounters, a collection of works about experimental writing and community, and Urgent Possibilities, Writings on Feminist Poetics and Emergent Pedagogies. She co-directs Humanities in the City, a program committed to humanities learning in classrooms and communities.
Leah King is an artist, musician, and producer based in LA. She is a member of female:pressure international DJ collective, and has exhibited/performed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Divan du Monde Paris, and SO36 Berlin. Leah has worked with artists Mykki Blanco, Shantell Martin, and Ebony Bones, and has performed with Big Freedia, Margaret Cho, Marc Jacobs, Eve Ensler, and more. Find her at @leahkinglive and www.leah-king.com
gloria galvez is an arts educator based in Los Angeles currently teaching at CalArts. As an arts educator she is interested in creating and expanding access to physical and abstract spaces of possibility, imagination, and self-determination, especially for individuals for whom it’s constantly denied.
Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist and proud daughter of two teachers. Her performance memoirs include Swallow the Fish (2017), Experiments in Joy (2019), (ghost gestures) (2021), and the déjà vu (2022). She dreams of founding a pop-up art school. The aim of her work is to open up space.