Arts-Based Community Making in Black and Chicano Communities
Arts-Based Community Making in Black and Chicano Communities is a community-engaged project based at IICSI’s centre at University of California, Santa Barbara. It investigates the social and health impacts of improvisation in Black and Chicano communities. Artists, residents, and researchers will collaborate to document the ways in which improvisatory and other creative activities might disrupt the documented link between discrimination and negative health outcomes.
The project has multiple components, and will result in scholarly, artistic, and community-engaged publications and presentations presenting findings about arts-based projects such as Project Row Houses in Houston, Students at the Center in New Orleans, and the Fandango movement among Chicanos in California and their impacts on physical and mental health.
Site: University of California, Santa Barbara
Researcher Lead: George Lipsitz