Localism: Daniel Tucker In Dialogue with the VSW Film Collection
September 7 – October 12, 2020
As we navigate unprecedented social and political change on the national and international level, the importance of strong local connections becomes paramount. Active engagement at the local level can stimulate progress within a community, while providing connections between individuals, families and the resources that serve them.
The term localism refers to a range of participatory practices that influence the well being of the geographic community as a whole. Throughout the month of September, Philadelphia-based artist and filmmaker Daniel Tucker will present a series of streaming programs that critically examine histories and philosophies of localism, and discuss strategies for meaningful engagement on the hyper-local level. These programs will include Tucker’s own work along with films and videos from the VSW Film Collection, and will culminate in a discussion between Tucker and Rosten Woo, an artist and urban activist located in Los Angeles. Rochester’s own City Roots CLT has been invited to respond to the videos.