[May 27 – June 16]
Ava Ansari is an artist, curator, educator, translator, community organizer, and cultural producer based in Detroit. She has lived for 26 years in her hometown, Tehran, two years in Dubai, and five years in Manhattan before moving to Detroit in 2015. She is the founding director of Poetic Societies | چمِبود, a multipresence multimedia non-profit that traces poetry as a fluid life quality.
During the conference, Ava will be creating a multi-component dynamic participatory performance inspired by the encounters of the participating creatures, environment, and other projects. She will also be making a short documentary about the experience.