We called the theme of the exhibition “ROOTED”. It was an open concept that references --- just about everything: our lives, our work, the purpose of our organization, as well as personal and social concerns. The word “rooted” raises important questions that we all should ask ourselves. Where are we situated? Or not. And if not, why? How can we illustrate the parameters, the dichotomy between nurturing environments where we want to be and those that are not? How can we provide such an environment? How can we resist alienation and find affiliation, collaboration, dialog and support from our community? In the end, can the knowledge we glean from asking those questions turn into pro-active positions, decisions, and strategies?
Many of the artists explored the various meanings of the term in visual terms. This books shows the results and discusses some of the basic meanings. Words offer another perspective.