Kimi Hanauer

Assistant Professor

Kimi stands in pink lighting against a lavender-pink wall that is covered in burnt flyers with text and scrambled images. Kimi is smiling and their body language leans to the right. They are of Sephardic-Ashkenazi descent, have curly ear-length hair, glasses and are wearing a button up shirt.

Department of Graphic Design

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Kimi Hanauer (they/them) is a cultural- and media-based organizer, facilitator, artist, and a founding collective member of Press Press. In their practice, Kimi co-builds pragmatic-poetic initiatives and resources that aim to foster collective autonomy. In recent years, Kimi has co-organized projects such as Press Press’s Poetry for Persistence with Printed Matter and Toolkit for Cooperative, Collective, & Collaborative Cultural Work with Institute for Expanded Research. Their initiatives have engaged organizations including The Luminary and Counterpublic, Wendy’s Subway, GenderFail, Women’s Studio Workshop, ACRE Projects, Tufts University, Allied Media Conference, Southern Exposure, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, MoMA PS1, Virtual Care Lab, among others. Currently, Kimi is stewarding a slow process of emergence for the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry. Kimi earned an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.