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Becoming Fully Human in a Sustainable Gulf Coast
Tin Shed Porch Discussion with Dr. James Inabinet
at the historical 100 Men Hall

Bay Saint Louis, MS – Dr. James Inabinet is the artist in residence at the 100 Men Hall’s Tin Shed in March and April 2021. Dr. Inabinet has spent over three decades asking the question: “Why are our natural and human communities not thriving?” Dr. Inabinet will present his findings in a Tin Shed porch discussion on Friday, April 23, 2021. This project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Inabinet’s residency at Tin Shed will be to study three diverse organizations – 100 Men Hall, St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and Christ Episcopal Church, and their locations on the Gulf Coast, each place the product of varying amounts of development. The focus of the residency is the pathway to a deeper form of relationship between human capacity and the demands of place for ecological living. This residency is the culmination of Dr. Inabinet’s entire 35-year project, which seeks viable pathways to thriving – thriving people on a thriving planet – through ascertaining the how, why and where of ecological living.

The discussion will include a presentation of the collection of work – poetry, vignettes, drawings, illustrated map, abstract paintings – which decodes the experience. Part of the discussion will be interactive; Dr. Inabinet will engage the audience-become-participants in actual techniques used to engage the place in dialogue and create the art.  This prepares the participants to view the art and experience it in the way it was created.  The participants thus become co-researchers in a way so that they might so subsequently engage their own places in dialogue. 

Finally, the discussion will be an interactive conversation, augmented by attendees’ observations and questions that might provide a vision of future strategies for establishing a viable, sustainable, and peaceful mode specific to the Gulf Coast and, in general, to that of our world.  The discussion will be moderated by Rachel Dangermond, Executive Director of the 100 Men Hall.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.

Where: Tin Shed porch, 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay Saint Louis, MS

When: Friday, April 23 from 7Pm – 8:30PM

What: Open to the General Public - https://the100menhall.com/products/becoming-fully-human