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Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds.
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Episode 41: Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban
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Episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? In what ways can art address themes of global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community? In episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban, who share their experiences working with the innovative 'Ae Kai Culture Lab coming up July 7th through 9th in Honolulu, Hawai'i. ‘Ae Kai is organized by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC). Following 2016’s transformational Culture Labs—CrossLines in Washington DC and CTRL+ALT in New York City—‘Ae Kai will continue APAC’s practice of community building through curated art making. 'Ae Kai is the biggest Culture Lab to date, and most of ‘Ae Kai’s participants are based in or rooted in Hawai‘i, with the majority of artists identifying as Pacific Islanders. Across the three episodes of this miniseries, Cathy talks with curators, artists, and scholars involved with ‘Ae Kai about the themes that this Culture Lab brings together, ranging from climate change and environmental activism in Hawai‘i, solidarities and activism across the Pacific archipelago, queer and trans indigenous art, Hawaiian sovereignty and the ongoing fight against US colonialism in the region, and the way that the racial, gender, national, decolonial, and environmental convergences of Hawai‘i help us imagine and produce different worlds. GUEST BIOS: Rosanna Raymond is an artist of Samoan heritage working in the mediums of performance, poetry, installation, and costume and fashion design. Born in New Zealand and having lived over a decade in London, Rosanna is a founding member of Pacific Sisters, a collective of Pacific and Māori artists, performers, fashion designers, jewelers, and musicians that contemporizes traditional perceptions of Pacific art. Rosanna also leads the