Lehuauakea, artist and guest curator of Five Oaks Museum exhibition DISplace, shares their traditional Hawaiian kapa making practice, including the significance of reviving and passing on this practice of creating cloth with the bark of certain trees, the process and tools of making kapa, and the gathering of earth pigments. This takeover occurred from November 9-13, 2020.View PDF
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Liz Pazmino Calderon, a student leader and Equity Ambassador for the PCC Rock Creek Multicultural Center, shares about Día de los Muertos, including elements of a traditional altar, views of death and life, the Aztec origins of the holiday, and celebrations in Guatemala, Bolivia, and Ecuador. This takeover occurred from October 26-31, 2020.View PDF
Junix Seraphim, an artist and activist also known as Prince Lavender, describes his alternative drag collective Darn Heckin Nerdy Drag, explores the role of art and cultural work in revolution, and shares what it means to be a kasama and organizer with Anakbayan PDX, a Filipino youth group organizing for national democracy. This takeover occurred from October 5-10, 2020.View PDF
Tuck Woodstock, a journalist and gender educator, takes viewers through a week in their life of covering Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist protests in Portland, creating their award-winning podcast Gender Reveal, and uplifting trans artists. This takeover took place from September 21-26, 2020.View PDF
Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr., describes their art practice around food and community, including their family influence, work with Portland youth, and food-based social practice events. This takeover took place from August 23 to 28, 2020.View PDF
Rya Hueston (Diné/Hopi), participating artist in Gender Euphoria, describes how they use personal history as a tool to uncovering non-white centric historical narratives, and de-colonize gender as we know it through artmaking and research practices. This takeover took place from August 10 to 15, 2020.View PDF
RaiNE Brabender, participating artist in Gender Euphoria, shares their self-portraiture process and how they connect with self-love, their senses and body, comfort, and home through their artwork. This takeover took place from July 20 to July 25, 2020.View PDF