Artist: Myra Lara
Venue: Push/Pull / 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Event: October 17th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through: November 18th
When the neighborhood Prius has the tasteless Malthusian slogan "Seattle is Full", you know you're in the technocratic city. When superyachts are "sustainable" but your commute is not, you know you're in the technocratic city. When police are thanked during private "community" Pride events but queer and POC spaces are still overpoliced, you know you're in the technocratic city. Lifeswork towards frivolous apps, efficiency, "smarter" economies and "authentic" experiences but silence when evictions, rent burden, low wages, and homelessness increase - but don't worry, the next private-public partnership will handle it in time. That's life in the technocratic city.
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Myra Lara is an architectural designer, cartoonist, and activist whose work focuses on the right to the city, housing policy, genderqueerness, and multicultural everyday life. Drawing on her many disciplines, taught by institution and untaught by self, she explores these topics via comix, zines, protest art, and tweeting. She's originally from a bordertown in south Texas and has been living in Seattle off-and-on since 2010. You can find her at @nullthread and www.myralara.com
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.