This episode explores George Lipsitz’s notion of accompaniment as laid out in his recent book, Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice. In his address to students and staff at the University of Guelph, Dr. Lipsitz shines a light on community art projects that model improvisatory practices’ impact on equity struggles. He argues that institutions need to take a supportive rather than dominant stance in partnership with these movements. George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates