Water Rights SFAI140: 1 Night, 20 Talks & Performances, 140 Seconds Each


Join us as we kick off our Water Rights programming with a themed SFAI140!  SFAI140 is an event unlike any other: 1 night, 20 inspiring talks & performances, 140 seconds each. With twenty speakers in one evening, the energy and ideas shared are electric. RSVP HERE. 


Beata Tsosie-Peña Environment Health and Justice Program Co-Manager, Tewa Women United
Basia Irland Professor Emerita, Founder of the Art & Ecology Program, University of New Mexico
Paul Bossert Attorney
Cannupa Hanska Luger Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, & Norwegian / Multidisciplinary Artist / IAIA Artist In Residence
Lise Erdrich Turtle Mountain Chippewa / Retired Educator & Health Professional / IAIA Artist In Residence
Martha Graham Source Water Protection Specialist, New Mexico Rural Water Association
Land Arts of the American West Kaitlin Bryson, Molly Zimmer, Hollis Moore
Land Arts of the American West Rachel Zollinger, Hamshya Rajkumar, Nancy Dewhurst
Moir Walita Project Officer, Awakened Connections Malawi
Demian DinéYazhi’ IAIA Artist In Residence / Artist / Poet / Curator
Courtney M. Leonard Independent Artist / Shinnecock Nation
Moises Gonzales Assistant Professor, School of Architecture & Planning, University of New Mexico
Dilara Akay SFAI Resident / Visual Artist
Andrew Williams SFAI Resident / Photographer
Kathleen McCloud SFAI Resident / Visual Artist
Lisa Hirmer SFAI Resident / Artist
Sean Connelly SFAI Resident / Architect / Visual Artist / Interdisciplinary Designer
Jason Baerg Cree Metis / SFAI Resident / Contemproary Artist
Asha Canalos SFAI Resident / Artist / Writer / Activist
Dara Silverman SFAI Resident / Artist
Yung-shan Tsou SFAI Resident / Visual Artist & Writer
Joerael Elliott SFAI Resident / Visual Artist / Yoga Teacher
Issa Nyaphaga Tikar Tribe / SFAI Resident / Artist / Global Community Organizer
Elise SIbley Chandler SFAI Resident / Conceptual Transmedia Artist / Anthropologist
Toni Gentilli SFAI Residency Program Manager / Artist / Curator / Anthropologist

Join us as all of our SFAI 140 presenters respond to our current theme of Water Rights. SFAI140 presenters distill their work, values, mission, & organizations into their essential form: 7 slides delivered in 140 seconds. The results, times 20, are remarkable. As SFAI 140 reveals, time doesn’t limit seminal ideas and their impact. Come make connections, witness incredible work, and leave inspired. SFAI located on the western end of the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michaels Dr.

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Because water is seen, now more than ever, as a contested resource, SFAI is committed to bringing together local, national, and global thinkers and creators to collectively expand and revise our knowledge of what we think we know about water rights.  New Mexico is rich in its relationship to water- a position created over a long history of corporate, environmental, political, and multicultural claims to this essential resource.

From September 2016 through June of 2017, SFAI and its community partners will explore several questions: How do we describe and define the contested space around water? If water use is often parallel to culture, how can cultural activities result in greater models of equity to our water systems? How can diverse practices, from poetic to practical to political, create greater access to these and other parallel resources?

SFAI looks forward to bringing together dynamic creative thinkers, artists, designers, educators, policy makers, poets, architects, journalists, and activists to focus on ways that we can address inherent inequalities relating to water rights and create new ways of thinking about the use and misuse of this essential substance. Join us as we focus on this impactful issue that transcends social, cultural, and economic boundaries.

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