Josh Graupera’s interdisciplinary practice of organizing, protecting, and building
Artbog contributor Matt Kalasky speaks with Josh Graupera-- Philadelphia based organizer, artist, educator, and printmaker-- to learn about their recent (now closed) exhibition, “Blockadia.” Tune into this 25 minute long podcast, brought to us by The Galleries at Moore (TGMR), to learn how Josh’s practice redefines the term “Blockadia,” a word originally coined by activist Naomi Klein.

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Josh Graupera. Photo courtesy of Matt Kalasky.
Josh Graupera. Photo courtesy of Matt Kalasky.

Josh Graupera is a Philadelphia based artist, educator, printmaker, and organizer. They are a member of Stadium Stompers, a North Central Philadelphia community organization “…coming together to stop Temple University’s stadium and build power in North Philly.” In this episode of Artblog Radio, Josh explains the premise of their recent exhibition Blockadia. The word “Blockadia” was originally coined by Naomi Klein to describe climate change activism. Josh has been using this word in their own practice since 2014 to describe “a mythological organizing hub by and for people of color.” Blockadia at C.R. Ettinger Studio closed on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. So, check out documentation of Josh’s works here!

This podcast is now available on Artblog Radio on Apple (iTunes and Apple Podcasts) and Spotify and via RSS. Thank you, Matt Kalasky and TGMR Radio!

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activism, artblog radio, artist, Blockadia, Blockadians, climate change, gentrification, Josh Graupera, myth, mythology, north central philadelphia, organizer, printmaker, Stadium Stompers, temple university, TGMR, the galleries at moore

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