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Podcast Produced By Art.coop At The Invitation Of YBCA
Artist, Somatic Educator, Cultural Organizer

Course Description

Remember The Future

“We invite you to remember the future by listening to the stories of artists and culture bearers who are returning to practices as old as time to build community and care-centered workplaces...” –Marina Lopez

Art.coop invites listeners to Remember the Future through the stories of artists and culture bearers who know that the practices of the Solidarity Economy are not a new technology. Rather, their practices are ways of being in relationship with people and the planet that are as old as time. They are ancestral practices.

In this seven episode podcast, we learn: You don’t have to be a starving artist or a sell out. You can find work where you joyfully live your values and pay the bills. We meet QTBIPOC creatives who are firing their bosses, freeing the land, electing themselves, and building livelihoods based on care, cooperation, mutual aid, and solidarity. Every other episode grounds us together in a practice-based offering to activate the Solidarity Economy in our bodies, in our communities, and in our contexts today.

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Marina Lopez
Artist, Somatic Educator, Cultural Organizer
Marina Lopez (she/her) is a Mexican American performing and social practice artist, massage therapist/somatic educator, and cultural organizer. Her experience as a bodyworker is essential to her practice as an artist because we can’t separate the art from the body that makes it. Care work is culture work. As an artist, her work is an interdisciplinary weaving of many voices that links to history, social movements, and tradition. She is a co-organizer and creative collaborator with Art.coop. Marina seeks to create work that articulates and provides an embodied cognition of the ways in which art, culture, and care are foundational within a thriving society. Her work challenges the status quo of who we as a society uplift as expert voices, and inspires curiosity, collaboration, and solidarity.


Thank you so much for listening to Remember the Future!

We'd like to extend special thanks to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) for their generous support of this podcast and to CreativeStudy for their ongoing partnership. 

Remember the Future is co-produced by Meerkat Media Cooperative, Alletta Cooper, and Art.coop. It’s edited by Justin Maxon and Alletta Cooper, with visual design by Emma Werowinski and theme music by Andile Blessing Magwaza and Sizewe Lancelot Mabelu. The show’s Executive Producers are Eric Phillips-Horst and Marina Lopez. Additional thanks to our consulting editor Caroline Woolard and to Art.coop co-organizers, Nati Linares and Sruti Suryanarayanan.

At Art.coop:
We acknowledge your time and care.
We acknowledge the original stewards of the land.
We acknowledge our ancestors and your ancestors.
We acknowledge and thank all those who have struggled for workers’ rights, and racial, economic, and environmental rights and emancipation.

We stand on the shoulders of those who use solidarity and cooperative economics in the struggle for liberation. These are some of the folks who lead the way for us: Ella Baker, James Baldwin, Grace Lee Boggs, Barbara Dane, W. E. B. Du Bois, the Combahee River Collective, Fannie Lou Hamer, Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, Shirley Sherrod, Nina Simone, Comandante Ramona, Elandria “E” C. Williams, Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, and many others.