"Los Angeles Poverty Department", Rustom Bharucha's recommended links on the work of LAPD artistic director John Malpede to be discussed during the conference

Rustom Bharucha the curator of Rethinking Labor and the Creative Economy: Global Performative Perspectives, the Fluid States event taking place in New Dehli, India, in February and March 2015, recommends several links about the LA Poverty Department which will be discussed the event byt its artistic director John Malpede. The Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first performance group in the world whose members are mostly homeless and formerly homeless people. More information on the activities of the group can be found on the following links:

LAPD homepage

State of Incarceration webpage

Agents & Assets  webpage

Utopia / dystopia webpage

Walk the Talk webpage

John Malpede talking about Walk the Talk, creating community on Skid Row and changing the narrative about Skid Row. 

MAKING THE CASE FOR SKID ROW CULTURE 'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute'  (PDF?)

Bright Futures:  the financial meltdown

Tags: Audiences Spectators Spectatorship in Performance  Class Labor Economy and Performance  Community and Performance  Performance Studies  Performance Studies in Asia  Politics the Public Sphere and Performance  

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