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Javiera Benavente

Javiera Benavente is a cultural organizer, educator, and facilitator who has been engaging the power of arts and culture to create resilient and just communities for over twenty years. As the Director of the Ethics & Common Good Project at Hampshire College, she develops and implements programs that cultivate our collective capacity to be ethical and collaborative change-makers in the face of uprecedented challenges and possibility. 

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Remembering Ways of Knowing
Essay

Remembering Ways of Knowing

A Conversation between JD Stokely and Javiera Benavente

16 March 2022

JD Stokely and Javiera Benavente discuss the ways the navigate they complexities of commoning while embracing listening, unlearning, and care in their creative practices and educational paths.

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The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

10 October 2019

In honor of World Commons Week 2019, a working group of eleven US-based arts and cultural makers share their vision on how adopting a commons-based approach can help transform the arts into a more equitable and just field.