General Sisters

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM

VCU Fine Arts Building, Crit Room 3

General Sisters is a general store located in our neighborhood of North Braddock, Pennsylvania. Stocked with affordable food and ingredients, General Sisters makes eating, sharing and gathering available to our neighbors within walking distance.  General Sisters turns routine transactions into possibilities for exchange that recognize the environmental and economic realities of its clients. General Sisters feeds the community literally and figuratively by confronting the racial and economic injustices evident in our food system and neighborhood, and working actively to change them.

Dana Bishop-Root has worked and lived in North Braddock for eight years, and is a member of Transformazium. She has a passion for examining local systems of communication, exchange, and resource distribution by engaging arts discourse with voices that are typically underrepresented. Ginger Brooks Takahashi is a socially enraged/engaged artist, gardener, who has lived in North Braddock for four years. An active collaborator with other artists, she is a founding member of LTTR and projet MOBILIVRE/BOOKMOBILE project.

Sponsored by Department of Sculpture + Extended Media