Desert Symphony: Mobilizing Creativity and Stories for Social Change
Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.
Catalyzing cultural power and creative expression is vital for building more sustainable futures. Interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and entrepreneur Favianna Rodriguez will discuss the themes of justice and joy in her work, which leverages the power of style and storytelling to challenge dominant myths. She will also unveil her new on-campus installation Desert Symphony, which reflects on the intersections of climate change and migration in Tucson’s unique ecological and cultural home in the borderlands.
The Department of Public and Applied Humanities through the Dorrance Dean’s Award for Scholar/Specialist-in-Residence is welcoming Favianna Rodriguez for a two-week residency at the University of Arizona. She will engage students, faculty, and the broader Tucson community in a series of events in October 2023.