What We Do

...initiate and research counter narratives about bio-power, urbanism, culture and technology; and we explore these areas of interest through parody, live-art, civic engagement, pedagogy, multimedia, design, extra-disciplinary art practice.

Who We Are

...an artistic_research_activist unit...

IN SITU

Developing a multifaceted long-term dialogical fieldwork called …When the Invisible Punishing Machine is Everywhere…The Weight I Carry with Me. It consists of organizing nomadic encounters and creating para-fictional actions as paradoxical remedies to interrogate intimately how invisible punishment, alienation and social-urban control in the terrain of the USA has affected my family, my friends, me and the community at large who have suffered the invisible effects of state control, incarceration and inequality. In other words, it is a kind of counter narrative that seeks to transform the weight I carry from studying and witnessing the invisible punishing machine that resides deep inside my body and in the habitus of control.

IN COMMUNITY

Designing solutions for special projects and community organizing as a truth telling strategy for Self-Expression, Self-Empowerment and Self-Determination; Intercultural Facilitation and Participatory Design; Social Engagement and Grassroots Anti-oppression Organizing.

IN EDUCATION

The SPARKmakers is our upcoming cooperative of makers-educators in Philadelphia and through our Porto-Lab our mission is to provide unique educational opportunities for youth and adults --- to make things on their own --- and, to “thinker” with the fundamental concepts underlying how the world around us works. READ MORE of our "SPARKmakers - coop + charitable initiative"