"...Our Existence is spectacular in itself..." — Emily McLean

2019, The House of Malico

10.3 mil (0.26 mm) Enhanced Matte Paper, 12”x16”

From the Alignmeant Festival collection

About the Piece

This poster was designed by designed by Lala Openi張, and quotes Emily McLean to accompany her Creativity Workshop, which focused on empowering our natural creative tendencies, by changing negative internal/social narratives. The workshop was produced as a part of Alignment Festival: a month-long offering to community, produced by The House of Malico, and was built upon 5 Pillars of Alignment, a manifesto created to produce racial, social & economic equity within Black, Brown & QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex people of color) communities in the Oakland Bay Area.

Question from the maker:

How do you get into “the flow” within your creative practice?

Mentioned Makers

Emily McClean

Emily McLean is an Oakland based musician, songwriter, producer. She studied Jazz at The New School University in New York City. Currently working with multiple forms of expression and media, she is looking to natural spaces to enhance and enliven her work.

The House of Malico

"At The House of Malico, our social practice is a pivotal medium for us to connect and build creative communities (irl). We design public programs to encourage collaborative engagement with nourishing environments filled with intimate conversation, interactive activities and joy. Whether it be a cultural conference, an independent music concert series, or a rejuvenating retreat; Our events are born from influencers and tastemakers that are exhibiting works that allow participants to embody their own creative expression."

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