We believe that cultures can be shaped in ways that in fact reflect diversity, equity and inclusion. Relational has a mandate to support and be a space for creating DEIS through cultural production. The purpose of Relational cultural production is to illustrate how we build equitable, inclusive and socially just relationships, dynamics and systems, the process of doing so and what is possible when we are actively involved in it. We provide creative avenues through which communities, organizations and institutions can imagine and actively build DEIS as a process, goal and conversation through storytelling, the arts and multimedia.
Relational cultural production also collaborates with artists and arts organizations to make available creative and out of the box opportunities to engage and explore experiences, stories and complex realities.
We engage Relational cultural production through three principles:
- Story telling as a space to re center conscious relationships, difference and human connectivity through layered experiences
- Art as creative pedagogies that reorient us towards symbiotic power and change making
- Multi-media as a stage for innovative and experimental social change expressions
- We provide yet another avenue through which communities, organizations and institutions can imagine and actively build DEIS as a process, goal and conversation.