The JA Incarceration Mobile Workshop is a place-based and collaborative academic inquiry of interdisciplinary design. Comprised of Brown University graduate students working across four different departments, and the musician Kishi Bashi, the workshop will consider how our collective academic frameworks can push the limits of traditional archives to encompass space, absence, and first-person memory. Topics will be as far-ranging as the group’s interests—from Japantowns in Portland, Oregon, to racialized labor practices in Salinas, CA—and will wrestle with the past, present, and future of JA Incarceration scholarship.

Upon completion, the workshop will create a series of presentations at Brown in the fall of 2017 (and beyond), and work towards publishing its findings through a variety of media, both academic and in the wider public sphere.


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