Roshani Thakore

Portland, OR

I am a self-proclaimed artist-in-residence within a social justice organization. Part of my practice is about legitimizing artists and their place within institutions. I perform that by being an artist first within an organization. I uphold my agency as an artist and community member and refuse to represent the organization without it. The work that I value is the work that I perform.

The East Portland Art+Justice Lab at Orchards of 82nd (O82) acts as a platform that amplifies the knowledge and resources available in areas of resilience, linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity, and resourcefulness directly by the people themselves. 

The Lab focuses on creating and keeping cultural memories and the social fabric of the neighborhood intact through experimental art-making activities, discussions, and more.