Community Co-Lab


“PILLOWTALK: Artistic Talkback” moderated by Emily Harney, BRIC Arts Media, Sept. 26, 2015.

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat collaborates with cultural and academic institutions and local, community-based, social justice organizations, to create safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for artists and local communities to engage in conversations about peace and communal experiences of violence and oppression.

Through community engagement and collective action, Kyoung’s Pacific Beat raises consciousness of the systems of oppression that exist invisibly amongst us, in order to radically destabilize institutionalized cultural norms that normalize direct and structural violence in society. Because we are a change-oriented organization, Kyoung’s Pacific Beat’s art is deeply inspired and shaped by our alignment with social movements leading to nonviolent social change.

Currently, our Community Co-Lab work falls under five axes: Creating Peace, Queering the Social Order, Securing Cultural Democracy and Representation, Devising the Future, and Decolonizing Nature.

AXIS 1

 

2010 – Present

CREATING PEACE


Read more about Creating Peace.

AXIS 2

 

2012 – Present

QUEERING THE SOCIAL ORDER


Read more about Queering the Social Order.

AXIS 3

 

2013 – Present

SECURING CULTURAL DEMOCRACY AND REPRESENTATION


Read more about Securing Cultural Democracy and Representation.

AXIS 4

 

2016 – Present

DEVISING THE FUTURE


Read more about Devising the Future.

AXIS 5

 

2020 – Present

DECOLONIZING NATURE


Read more about Decolonizing Nature.