A Black Joy Healing Space
LaTierra's Evolution as a Cultural Producer
I recently have been discovering new language to describe the placemaking work I’ve been doing over the years and it’s allowed me to shift more deliberately into the space of Cultural Producer. I’ve been dedicated to culturally-producing radical placemaking since 2010 and am hoping to integrate this on-going practice with new tools such as the Healing Justice framework, Rootwork and Pleasure Activism. Radical placemaking for me is creating spaces where conversations, activities and practices centered on organizing against the systems of oppression and liberating ourselves can occur.
This creative cultural installation I am developing is a monthly Black Healing Space which activates the Healing Justice Practice Space principles. This designated space will be where activist and community members come to engage in collective healing, relationship-building, resilience and rest for resistance.