When the Allied Media Conference decided to enter a year-long period of reflection, known as the Year in Chrysalis, it set off a series of ripple effects within and beyond Allied Media Projects. Though we didn’t have the option of shutting the organization down for a year to reflect, we’ve continuously asked ourselves chrysalis questions: questions that open up possibilities for fundamental transformation.
This time in January can feel like a kind of liminal zone — a time between what was of the past year, but not fully of the new one.
To ground ourselves in the meaning of our work here at Allied Media Projects, we kicked off 2020 with an organization-wide retreat that included a panel discussion exploring “media for liberation,” the center of our revised mission.
DNA hosted screenings and dialogues as part of our Learning Journey. The goal of this new programming was to build more intentional space for our communities to view media projects and films relevant to Detroit and reflect on their form and content. We intentionally worked with emerging filmmakers in the DNA ecosystem to document these powerful conversations and are excited to share the videos with you here!
To our beautiful community,
In 2019, you were a part of the most significant growth in our organization’s history.
Session proposals are due February 4, 2020 at 11:59 EST. Introducing: New content areas
For AMC2020, we’re excited to offer two broad thematic areas reflective of how content at the conference has evolved: “media for liberation” and “visionary organizing.”
This new way of organizing content replaces the way we used to organize the AMC, in which there would be as many as 30 different tracks.