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Radical Pedagogies: Environmental Justice, Zinemaking, and the Gary Ecopolis Project

You’re invited to come to “Radical Pedagogies: Environmental Justice, Zinemaking, and the Gary Ecopolis Project” at Compound Yellow. During this program Corey Hagelberg gives a talk about the work of the Calumet Artist Residency and Gary Ecopolis Project, and explains how artists can play an important role in redesigning cities to address our climate crisis and confront and reverse the effects of environmental injustice. The talk delves into CAR’s work with youth and creating zines as teaching tools—and how teaching young people about nature, food justice, and climate change is radical and essential. The program concludes with a hands-on artmaking activity that puts into practice some of the strategies and methods highlighted in Corey’s talk. Free youth-made zines will be available to program attendees.

Corey Hagelberg is a Gary, Indiana-based artist and teacher who seeks to emphasize and embrace opposites and contradictions in our everyday experiences. His work blurs the line between humor and tragedy, current and historical, high and low art, natural and industrial, accusation and confession, beautiful and grotesque. He hopes that his work will encourage the viewer to evaluate and challenge their own notions of meaning, value and beauty.

This program, co-presented by Compound Yellow and the Borderbend Arts Collective, is part of the Radical Pedagogies series. This series happens at Compound Yellow on the fourth Sunday of the month.