[a narrative under construction]
What We Are Doing
We are “claiming our state of being and becoming” creative-anti-prison activists as processes of self-realization, self-actualization, and self-organization, as well as processes of interdependence with the psychological, sociological and physical environment.
How We Are Doing This
We are organizing small scale social events to reach to an understanding about the ways neighborhoods surrounding the Historic Fair Hill and Taller Puertorriqueño (North Kensignton, Fair Hill) have been affected by the invisible punishing machine, (CNS’ “science-fictional” way of defining the habitus of control, the society of control, the prison industrial complex and the insidious effect of mass incarceration on society) and documenting our anti-prison activism in analytical performative writing, photographs and other media (like this website). Also we are engaging and participating with various individuals and organizations from the area. Many of them are very interested in what we are doing because there is an overwhelming sense of empathy to the realization that we are deeply affected by this peculiar machine and it is time to do something transformative.
In the above link REPORT-1, we are then highlighting the accumulation of our playful and serious thoughts, observations, whereabouts (of 2012 up to early May 2013) and our live presentation of May 11th at Taller Puertorriqueño. Then in REPORT-2, we are including materials we have been planning and exploring between May 2013 – Summer of 2014. Our goal is to publish three online reports to serve as material for the CP-LAB’s fully documented, printed final report.
Lastly, if you would like to participate in any capacity or join us at any moment within the context of Journey to Refuge, [click here]. We are looking for storytellers, fundraisers, organizers, geographers, artists, writers, editors, activists, designers, developers, researchers and anyone (who would like to share their knowledge or stories about North Kensignton and greater Philly.)
— STUDIO CNS @ CP-LAB