Catastrophe and calamity in the natural world, and the social and political implications of catastrophic upheaval.
ABC No Rio is of settler origin, created in 1980, on what is currently known as the Lower East Side in Manhattan Island. The land it exists on has been the site of human activity for 15,000 years and is the traditional territory of the Lenape people, who were pushed out in the final decades of the 18th century.
Today, this city is a home and meeting place for many indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. As a settler institution, ABC No Rio recognizes its responsibility to actively work to support Indigenous sovereignty, to recognize colonial histories, and to redress their present-day manifestations. ABC No Rio is grateful for the opportunity to work in this community and on this land. The territorial acknowledgment given here is its small part in dismantling and disrupting colonial structures; it is responsive and will change regularly.
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Graphic Design by Julie Hair
Cataclysm is funded in part by the New York State Council on Arts and the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs