Processing... Season 2

Processing... Season 2

How do creative makers work through periods of intense political and personal uncertainty? Can outrage and anxiety power creativity, or do they inevitably work against it? How can we learn to practice creativity, a generative and fundamentally optimistic act, in times that too often seem to reflect back to us the most fearful versions of our neighbors and ourselves?

In this season of Processing... we engage with these questions by talking with Pitt creators who persisted throughout the tumultous year of 2020: coronavirus, high profile instances of police brutality and resulting social justice demonstrations, and a grueling presidential campaign season.

This season features the stories of Hannah Eko, MFA in writing graduate; Craig Hayes, undergraduate student; Oronde Sharif, Department of Africana Studies faculty; Ivette Spradlin, Studio Arts faculty; and Tahirah Walker, former staff at the University Center for Teaching and Learning.

Hosted by Shannon Fink, Center for Creativity Operations Manager. The team includes Jasmine Green, Mike Campbell, Nancy Kirkwood, Kit Ayars, Erik Schuckers, Chad Brown, and Shannon Fink. 

Music by Blue Dot Sessions from their albums RadioPink, Little Rock, and TinyTiny Trio.

Episode 1 | Shock & Denial

Episode 2 | Pain & Loss

Episode 3 | Summer of Protest

Episode 4 | Working Through

Episode 5 | Connection & Community