/// ONLINE PUBLIC DIALOGUES FOR 2021

Third Space Network and the Raw Hope Coalition of DC Metro museums, art spaces and academic partners, announce the current season of Raw Hope of Humanity Rising public dialogues, broadcasted monthly live & online throughout the spring of 2021. The Raw Hope initiative brings together leading changemakers – from street artists to muralists to Black Lives Matter activists – creating a socially-engaged online space for dialogue, participation, diversity and renewal in 2021.

/// TRANSFORMATION OF THE URBAN SPACE

The next panel is the Transformation of the Urban Space, Wednesday, March 17 at 6pm ET-US, exploring civic empowerment through the artistic activation of contested spaces such as the historic Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC. The panelists include: Keyonna Jones, one of the lead artists on the street mural project at BLM Plaza; Ian Callender, whose work involves reclaiming vacant and dilapidated urban spaces; and TBA.

/// ONLINE ACCESS

To Register and access upcoming Raw Hope events, FOLLOW THIS LINK to Crowdcast, select the event, and click on “SAVE MY SPOT” to register. Crowdcast is the 3SN participatory third space platform for civic engagement & chat that activates public dialogue across the boundaries of the local and the remote.

/// COLLECTIVE PURPOSE

Raw Hope for Humanity Rising is a series of public dialogues dedicated to collective purpose, inspiring artists and audiences to make a difference and shape humanity in our world through arts activism, outreach, education and creative expression. We connect culture bearers to spark change, share perspectives through online dialogue and challenge creative constraints. We envision 2021 as a time of recuperation and healing after the turmoil of 2020. Through dialogue and social interaction, it is our intent to bring communities together across the Washington, DC region and beyond to build opportunities for new artistic projects and social initiatives. Panelists include a diversity of artists, activists, organizers, scholars, and educators discussing mural art, DIY maker culture, online activism, and the transformation of urban space, sharing their collective efforts to unite communities through art, collaboration and social change.

// RAW HOPE COALITION

3SN has formed the Raw Hope Coalition as a community for dialogue, action, and social change throughout the Washington DC area and beyond. The Raw Hope Coalition includes following organizations: The Phillips Collection, University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge, THEARC, American University Museum, VisArts / Rockville, McLean Project for the Arts, Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center, International Visions Art & Consulting, Museum Hue, Johns Hopkins University Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies

// THIRD SPACE NETWORK

Third Space Network (3SN) is an artist-driven Internet channel created by Randall Packer, producing alternative artistic, social and political narratives. 3SN makes accessible the kinds of live performance, artworks, dialogues and interactions that can only be derived from globally networked media that collapses the local and remote into a shared third space.

// CREDITS & SUPPORT

3SN events are organized by Creative Director Randall Packer in collaboration with Director of Welcoming & Belonging Monica O. Montgomery, Social Media Specialist Sean Blinn, Designer Beverley Ng, Software Developer Wong Hui Wen, Development Consultant Claire Huschle, Multimedia Designer Gregory Kuhn, Post Production Manager Sam Lavine, and Artistic Advisor Richard Dana. 3SN is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Crowdcast Equality program, and friends of the Third Space Network. Third Space Network is a project of Zakros InterArts.

// CONTACT

If you would like more information about Raw Hope of Humanity Rising or if you are a member of the press, please contact Randall Packer at rpacker@zakros.com.