Creating a beacon of healing, belonging, and acceptance for one another is greatly needed during these challenging times. Art and wellness both have the ability to strengthen our connections and understanding of ourselves, our communities, and the world around us. After months of isolation, intensified by months of unrest, we look forward to providing a home to heal and to regroup.
In a time where cultural and educational institutions are recalibrating, Compound, as a new cultural complex, has the opportunity to listen, to learn, and to think about cultural production and service to the community in a different way, and to be responsive to the charged climate of the here and now. Compound is a place for humans to hold space for one another; to be seen, heard, and appreciated just as we are.
Our second issue of Compound-ed titled Radical Empathy features a multitude of voices from artists and educators that speak to the concepts of active understanding and authentic connection, and it is our hope that these voices resonate locally, nationally, and internationally.
We will be opening Compound in a soft and safe fashion in the very near future, and we look forward to meeting you here.