San Francisco

In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Art + Place

Evening Forum


exhibition photo


Photograph of Reine Ruthza by Sophie Comtet Kouyaté (left)
PAST PRESENT FUTURE by Oakland International Media Academy (right)


On Wednesday, November 2nd, visit the In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Oakland/Saint-Denis exhibition and enjoy an evening of readings by Bay Area poets and music by Kev Choice.


ayodele nzinga, Oakland’s Poet Laureate

Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco’s Poet Laureate

Alejandro Murguía, the first Latino named San Francisco Poet Laureate, 2013-2017

Musician: Kev Choice

About the exhibition: Whatever you call them - banlieues, peripheries, suburbs - the In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Oakland/Saint-Denis international exhibition highlights the symbolic pivot from the center to the periphery. Artistic movements, social struggles, urban innovations: Oakland, California and Saint-Denis, France are today exerting their influence and inventing solutions to the challenges posed by equity and the rapid urban development of metropolitan areas. The exhibition is co-produced by the Villa Albertine in San Francisco and California Humanities, in partnership with the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, SPUR San Francisco, Oakstop, and la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord; with the support of the foundation 836M, l’Institut Français, la Fondation Art Explora; in collaboration with the cities of Oakland and Saint-Denis, Périféeries and with the participation of ARTE. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.



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