brontë velez

brontë velez embodies their commitment of attending to black health and hospicing white supremacy through their eco-social art praxis serving as creative director for Lead to Life design collective (leadtolife.org) and quotidian black queer life ever-committed to humor & liberation, ever-marked by grief at the distance made between us and all of life.

brontë velez is guided by the call that “black wellness is the antithesis to state violence” (Mark Anthony Johnson). a black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, designer, trickster, and wakeworker their eco-social art praxis lives at the intersections of black feminist placemaking, black feminist prophetic tradition, environmental justice, and death doulaship.

they are currently moved and paused by the questions, “how can we allow as much room for god to flow through and between us as possible? what affirms the god of and between us? what’s in the way? what ways can black feminist placemaking rooted in commemorative justice promote the memory of god, which is to say, love and freedom between us?”

they relate to god as the moments of divine spacetime that remind us we are not separate, the moments that re-belong us to the earth. they embody their commitment in attending to black health and hospicing white supremacy through their practice serving as creative director for Lead to Life design collective (leadtolife.org), media director for Oakland-rooted farm and nursery Planting Justice (plantingjustice.org), and quotidian black queer life ever-committed to humor & liberation, ever-marked by grief at the distance made between us and all of life.

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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

21 November 2019

Robert Duffley, Una Chaudhuri, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, and Brontë Velez reflect on the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics convening that took place in Mexico City in June 2019.