April 4, 2024 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Register here

Join two spirit Tongva descendant, Lindsey Danae Perez, for a powerful two part cultural presentation including a live ancestral hand drumming and singing performance followed by a reading of ‘Toypurina’, a self published non fiction comic zine created in honor of one of their direct matriarcal ancestors.

Followed by Megan Wiessner, who will share findings from her three-year research journey spanning British Columbia to Central Oregon, exploring the impact of mass timber in diverse settings – from urban condos and fabrication shops to Tribal lands and old mill towns. Addressing the nexus of urban sustainability and rural forestry concerns, mass timber holds promise in reconciling low-carbon construction needs with economic viability. Weissner’s presentation delves into the industry’s practical implications for communities, questioning whether it carries forward the legacy of traditional resource economies or pioneers a sustainable future. Can mass timber live up to its promises? Weissner’s research provides key insights into this pivotal question.

About the Artists:

Lindsey Danae Perez (they/she) is a two-spirit Tongva artist who promotes self-decolonization and gender-nonconforming experiences through visual storytelling. Granted a scholarship to attend the Comics Portfolio program at the I.P.R.C., they sell handmade art prints, zines, and more at pop-up markets. Follow their artistic journey @LindzenatorDraws

Megan Wiessner (she/her) is a researcher and artist based in NYC making work about the environmental and infrastructural aspects of media systems. She is currently researching the role of digital technologies in the emerging political ecology of mass timber architecture in the Pacific Northwest. At PMRCAA, she will be working on illustrations for this project.

Price: This event is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited so registration is required.

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Published On: March 14th, 2024 / Categories: Uncategorized /