15 episodes

At the intersection of art and activism stands the 10 - a multidisciplinary cohort of artists brought together by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). This podcast is dedicated to highlighting each member of the YBCA 10, making space for pivotal conversations about their cultural motivations, civic engagement, and how each are designing creative prototypes that directly address racial justice and climate equity for the betterment of community health and well-being.

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At the intersection of art and activism stands the 10 - a multidisciplinary cohort of artists brought together by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). This podcast is dedicated to highlighting each member of the YBCA 10, making space for pivotal conversations about their cultural motivations, civic engagement, and how each are designing creative prototypes that directly address racial justice and climate equity for the betterment of community health and well-being.

    Episode 15: Deanna Van Buren and Samora Pinderhughes

    Episode 15: Deanna Van Buren and Samora Pinderhughes

    In this episode, we beautifully wrap up this season of the YBCA 10 podcast with an invigorating extended conversation with YBCA 10 artist Deanna Van Buren and multidisciplinary artist Samora Pinderhughes. Seated front and center, these two offer a wealth of insight and grounded thought on topics including the agency of healing (both individual and collective), being in service to community, uplifting the stories of marginalized voices, eradicating systems of structural violence, and much more.

    Learn more about dreamseeds, the YBCA 10 artist workshop now open and available through September 4, 2022!

    Learn more about Deanna by visiting:


    Deanna’s YBCA 10 Profile Page
    ​Designing Justice + Designing Spaces​ (DJDS)
    Deanna’s Ted Talk “What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like”

    Learn more about Samora:


    Samora’s YBCA artist page
    Samora’s website
    The Healing Project
    Samora featured in PBS NewsHour 

    Connect with YBCA:


    dreamseeds YBCA 10 artist exhibition 
    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 57 min
    Episode 14: Leticia Hernández-Linares and Caleb Duarte

    Episode 14: Leticia Hernández-Linares and Caleb Duarte

    The dreamseeds exhibition at YBCA featuring the YBCA 10 artist workshop has launched and is open to the public til September 4! In this episode, we continue our extended conversations with YBCA 10 artist Leticia Hernández-Linares. Joining her in this intimate dialogue is YCBA Creative Cohort Artist Caleb Duarte. Listen to hear the group flesh out conceptual ideas around art, healing through storytelling, memory work, and being historians of our own history through dialogue.

    Learn more about Leticia by visiting:


    Leticia’s YBCA 10’s Profile Page
    Leticia’s website
    Order Leticia’s book of poems: Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl
    Order Leticia’s most recent book Alejandria Fights Back! / ¡La Lucha de Alejandria!

    Learn more about Caleb:


    Caleb Duarte’s website
    Caleb’s Creative Cohort Artist Profile 
    Inside the Aesthetics of Revolt: Caleb Duarte’s The Monument as Living Memory

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    Learn more about dreamseeds exhibition
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 13: Alex J. Bledsoe and Cara Page

    Episode 13: Alex J. Bledsoe and Cara Page

    In this episode, we keep our extended conversations going with select members of the YBCA 10 and likeminded community doers and practitioners in the space. We reconnect with YBCA 10 member Alex J. Bledsoe, a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on Black liberation and dismantling exploitative systems. Paired with her is the eminent and renowned Cara Page, Black Queer Feminist cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer. Together we discuss stories of healing, creation of sacred spaces, art as a supplement of healing, grief, and collective care and much, much more.

    Learn more about the dreamseeds exhibition running at YBCA from May 14–September 4, 2022!

    Learn more about Alex by visiting:


    Alex’s YBCA 10 Profile
    Breaktide Productions
    Oaklead documentary
    Healing Justice London
    Check out Alex on Instagram

    Learn more about Cara Page:


    Cara Page website
    Changing Frequencies on Instagram
    Healing Histories Project
    What is Healing Justice? Cara Page on GMA

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 12: Nikiko Masumoto and Galería de la Raza

    Episode 12: Nikiko Masumoto and Galería de la Raza

    More extended conversations with the YBCA 10? Yes please! In this episode, we reconnect with organic farmer, memory keeper, and YBCA 10 artist Nikiko Masumoto. We hear an update on the Plant Library, the prototype collaboration between Nikiko and fellow YBCA 10 artist Darryl Ratcliff. We also welcome to the table Galería de la Raza, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Xicanx/Latinx art and culture. Galería de la Raza’s Ani Rivera, Executive Director and Ivette Diaz, Curatorial Programs Coordinator join the conversation for a synergetic dialogue about memory keeping and cultural work, thinking of artists as professional feelers and essential to community development, the importance of maintaining relationship with elders, deeply personal intergenerational stories with land, and so much more!

    Learn more about Galeria de la Raza


    Linktree for Galería de la Raza with full list of upcoming events, resources, artist toolkits, and more
    Caravan For the Children:Uncage, Reunify, and Heal Migrant Children Separated at the Border
    SIGN THE PETITION for the reunification of families
    Pedagogy of Hope exhibit in YBCA
    Galería de la Raza website
    Galería de la Raza on Twitter
    Galería de la Raza on Instagram

    Learn more about Nikiko:


    Visit the Masumoto Family Farm website!
    Masumoto Family Farm on Instagram
    Buy the book! Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming
    Yonsei Memory Project website
    Nikiko's YBCA 10 profile

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 11: Hasain Rasheed and Fay Darmawi

    Episode 11: Hasain Rasheed and Fay Darmawi

    This podcast has introduced audiences to the artists who comprise The YBCA 10. Now we keep it rolling with extended conversations about the deployment of artist work! In this episode, we reconnect with acclaimed photographer a member of the 10 Hasain Rasheed and get an update on his creative prototype titled Too Experienced to be Taken for a Stroll, a home structure that captures the spirit, sights, scents, and sounds shared by immigrant families who migrate to the Bay Area. We also meet Fay Darmawi - Founder and Executive Producer of the SF Urban Film Fest. Together this synergetic pairing discusses social reform and urban planning, Bay Area history with immigration, the power of story across different arts, and placing artists and their enterprises at the center of community investment strategies.

    Learn more about Fay:


    SF Urban Film Fest
    Fay’s YBCA profile
    Fay’s IG: @faymawi
    @sfurbanfilmfest on TW and IG

    Learn more about Hasain:


    Hasain’s YBCA 10 profile page
    Hasain’s website
    Shot Shop Oakland
    Photography Portfolio
    View more photograph on Hasain’s various project specific Instagram pages @hasainrasheed @theshotshop @oaklandphoto

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 55 min
    Episode 10: Binta Ayofemi

    Episode 10: Binta Ayofemi

    “As a visual artist I really think that I’m most inspired by composers…In my practice, I try to take a few notes that you don't normally recognize as being blended and create a new chord.” - Binta Ayofemi

    Visual artist Binta Ayofemi creates urban forms inspired by Black abstraction, transforming overlooked spaces through sound, movement, and material. In this charming episode, Binta shares with us her artistic journey, the rehearsal of everyday spaces to create radical possibility and imagination, and her work to celebrate Afro-indigineous spaces and rituals of celebration and healing.

    Learn more about Binta by visiting:


    Binta’s YBCA 10 Profile
    COMMONS Oakland
    Binta’s Twitter

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 40 min

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