Book Launch: jackie sumell’s The Abolitionist Field Guide
Marking the release of jackie sumell’s The Abolitionist Field Guide, MoMA PS1 and Artbook will host a conversation with sumell and Viva Ruiz—another Creative Capital Grantee—at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore. The Abolitionist Field Guide is an interactive workbook and reader that teaches abolitionist strategy through the lived experience of plants, their natural relationships, and the stories they tell. “Sometimes those teachings are direct perceptions, sometimes they are metaphors,” sumell writes. “Abolition, like growing a plant, requires daily attention and care.”
This event accompanies sumell’s Creative Capital Project launch of The Abolitionist’s Tea Party & Apothecary as well as Growing Abolition, a multifaceted project in collaboration with the Lower Eastside Girls Club unfolding around a greenhouse located in MoMA PS1’s Courtyard.