Sensemaking & Optimism – January 2013

Musagetes 2013 Retreat was convened just as the Idle No More movement was gathering steam, drawing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in communal spaces with common demands. With this context in mind, we began our discussions with a survey of what Musagetes is learning from its experiences producing socially engaged artistic projects in four cities. We began with a close look at how we work with artists; how we are present in communities; how we are embodying the Manifesto; and how we are addressing faultlines. Musagetes works in these four cities as laboratories: places to experiment, but not necessarily as final destinations.