No Justice No Service

No Justice No Service

This one day festival took place at the LAB in San Francisco’s Mission District, a former unemployment office.  “No Justice No Service took several forms as part demonstration, performance, teach in, and even yoga studio to highlight the fight for adjunct unionization. The event brought people from various struggles together in an effort to continue engagement and foster connection between labor unions, fight for 15, #blm/black.seed, income inequality, student debt and more. The connections fostered have continued between the various groups and constituencies via relationship building and exploring how these struggles are interconnected. “ -Irina Contreras, Artist, School and Community...
The FED Beauty Salon

The FED Beauty Salon

In 2012 the FED BEAUTY SALON was hosted by Ictus Gallery, a storefront in the Mission, where artists offered experimental beauty services to confront inequity and suffering. The experimental and subversive range of beauty services offered by the artists were developed to expose, discuss, and communally exorcise inner damage caused by the financialization of everything– and while nothing was free, nothing costed money. Resident Beauticians helped clients conceptualize, vocalize, externalize ‘how they got screwed’ in a free market, offering the opportunity for clients to unbury and beautify suffering that is physical, mental, or emotional. Since its original home at Ictus Gallery, it has also been opened on campus...