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From July 25 to August 8 we’re featuring Janice Mascarenhas.
Janice Mascarenhas is an afro-brazilian creative director and hairstylist researching history from a collective past through hair and ceramic pieces. They have been researching braids for 6 years shining a light on how hair connects black people around the world as a tool of resistance, communication and aesthetic expression. By mixing digital art and art pieces their video installation make people understand the importance of hair for black people.
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What’s a creative community without a playlist? A group is forming to start curating regular playlists. Community and DAO members can learn more about it by navigating to the COLORSxCOMMUNITY Playlist thread in the community chat on Discord.
Key takeaways from an initial meeting:
You can read the full notes in the thread linked above.
For a sneak peek, the early stage trial playlists can already be listened to while the community gets something more official out the door in coming weeks.
We are preparing a proposal for RefractionDAO’s creative grants. The people working on this are exploring events in multiple cities that will have performances, web3 education, visual arts, local community connections, editorial components, and a link to our upcoming community NFT gallery.
Want to get involved? If you hold a Founding Pass, navigate to the RefractionDAO grant proposal thread in the #irl channel.
The Discord channel reorganization has kicked off.
The community is teaming up with COLORSxSTUDIOS’ curation team to research artists for a series of upcoming shows in South East Asia.
This week, we brainstormed:
If you’re in the DAO, you can review the outcomes in the relevant curatorial research channels.
For access, make sure you hold one of our Founding Passes or are a verified Community member. Founding Pass holders should go to the #wallet-connect channel on Discord in order to unlock access to all channels.
If you’re set up with access, all information can be found here.
We used our Weekly Talk time on Wednesday (27.08.) to have a collaborative session on FigJam thinking about the type of contributors and community members we’re looking for and how we could best identify these people.
You can read about the results here.
We are reorganizing our community, by
Based on our discussions in the session, core team member Sorrel has drafted an updated version of the application form to join our community. She’s kept a lot of elements from the existing form but also added some new questions to focus more on contribution and specific skills/ areas of expertise people who are applying have.
Please leave any feedback and suggestions for changes via comments by 01.08. After that she’ll integrate your suggestions and set a new version of the form live. This form can be updated again at any point as the needs and foci of our community shift.
The document can be accessed by the community and DAO only, here.
To better involve the community in the various domains of operation, we’ve drafted two documents to create greater transparency. These explain the status quo with its constraints and imperfections.
Our journey as a community DAO spinning out of a centralized brand will be unique. While the opportunities from such a partnership (or symbiosis) are exceptional in the space, some of the obstacles and hurdles are unique too.
Notion: Jul 20: Financial Update.
Notion: Jul 20: COLORS + DAO structure memo.
Feedback or input? Please use the survey, DM the core team, or participate in relevant Discord channels.
In the DAO or Community and want to contribute to ICYMI #5? Please find the corresponding thread in the #editorial channel, here.