Freedom to Move is a five-day caucus comprising talks, happenings, performances, screenings, experiments, workshops, and food, hosted by Ponderosa and curated by Joy Mariama Smith.
It presents opportunities to engage with this theme, and how it intersects with various disciplines such as improvisation, porn, ritual, storytelling, trans feminism, self-defense, and beyond.
caucus /ˈkɑːkəs/ (noun) — a group of people who meet to discuss a particular issue or to work together for a shared, usually political goal.
Registrations will be opening soon.
A collective engagement
For Freedom to Move, Smith has invited artists, activists, critical thinkers, facilitators, movers and shakers to engage in a dynamic process of excavation around the notion of freedomand movement. The aim is to bring together different perspectives and share resources and knowledge in order to strengthen, and support each other in our collective efforts to protect our agency and freedom to move. With our differences, how can we move together towards a more sustainable and accessible notion of freedom? Who is free to move? Where? And why?
In our collective engagement, we aim to create awareness around agency, consent, autonomy, privilege, and access. We will focus on creating a platform for people that have been marginalized to speak and share and learn from each other, celebrating our differences, and coming together. We believe that if we are free to move together, we are stronger!