This page is an online archive of documentation gathered from past Rolling Counterpoint events. Click on each event name to view photos, videos, original artwork, and more. We hope enjoy browsing the collected materials!
South Bay Events 2017
On February 15 through March 3, 2017 Rolling Counterpoint traveled to a variety of venues across the South Bay, including De Anza College in Cupertino and the Japanese American Museum San Jose (JAMsj) and Parque de los Pobladores in San Jose. Hattori invited community members to join him inside his teahouse to share their experiences of exclusion and social division, and address the question “what does belonging mean to you?”
This series of events was co-organized by the Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Education Initiative of the California History Center at De Anza College, and presented in association with San Jose Japanese American community’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
From April 13th through June 15th, Rolling Counterpoint participated in events across the East Bay, traveling to the Kala Art Institute, UC Berkeley’s 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference, Covenant Worship Center and Downtown Oakland’s Third Thursday at Latham Square. The East Bay’s diverse residents shared their stories and discussed issues facing their communities, notably the themes of gentrification and community displacement. For this series, Hattori invited and collaborated with a variety of local artists, including singer and “artivist” Jennifer Johns, print-maker Ben Engle, visual artist and vocalist Marissa Katarina Bergmann and dancer Krystal William.
From May 25th through June 10th, Rolling Counterpoint held events at the Tenderloin National Forest and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. These diverse spaces with multi-faceted histories yielded productive conversations around homelessness, the San Francisco community and how we might envision a better future.
These events included performances by visual artist and vocalist, Marissa Katarina Bergmann, and performer and storyteller, Dr. Dreame. Print-maker Ben Engle contributed letter pressed cards for participants to note their thoughts and pin them to the teahouse.