Voices Breaking Boundaries - BORDERLINES

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston

BORDERLINES: Volume 1 features essays and poetry which share a common focus by exploring things that went wrong for certain groups when a new border was imposed; local and international authors and artists employ an array of strategies to re-assert or reinvent cultural identities disrupted by politically expedient but socially disruptive borderlines. Woven throughout the writings are photographs by Logan Sebastian Beck, Alejandro Cossio, Monica Arreola, and many more, as well as links connecting the reader to VBB documentaries by Karen Martinez.

Contributors include: Chintan Girish Modi (India); Sadya Mizan and Hafiza Nilofar Khan (Bangladesh); Tehmina Ahmed (Pakistan); Minerva Laveaga (El Paso); Mónica Arreola and Adriana Trujillo (Mexico); Sehba Sarwar, Bapsi Sidhwa and Shreerekha Subramanian, (Houston, Texas/Pakistan and India); and interviews with Daniel Bustamante by Monica Villarreal and with Frank Aguilar by Robinson Block and Jimmy Castillo.

The catalogues are edited by Dr. Margot Backus and Dr. Maria Gonzalez, professors at University of Houston, and designed by Joshua Turner with Angela Martinez. Ana Laurel, VBB's Associate Director, serves as the Managing Editor, and Sehba Sarwar is VBB's Artistic Director/Founder.