PUBLICATION
The Space of Conflict: Aesthetic Lessons for Mediators, 2016

Published in Handbook in Mediation, editor Alexia Georgakopoulos, Routledge Press, 2017


The Space of Conflict: Aesthetic Lessons for Mediators frames lessons on recognizing the knots of chronic conflict through considering the spatial nuances of human identity and social relations. As an artist and mediator I use the double lens of aesthetics and mediation to explore identity as psychic spaces within bodies and politicized spaces surrounding bodies that mirror, inform and extend each other. If we miss this reflexive relationship between internal and external spaces, we miss a large part of the story of human identity differences and what fuels conflict between and within people. My artist practice has always explored identity and social relations through aesthetic genres of performance, photography and social sculpture. I became a mediator to extend out from the...

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The Intersection of Immigration Law and Community Dialogue: Where Information Meets Community Conversation
MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS LOS ANGELES | April 15, 2017

In our current national climate of rapidly changing immigration laws we face historic issues relating to temporary, permanent and refugee migration to the U.S. We will provide information and tools to understand varying perspectives on these difficult issues.
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On the work of Christopher D’Arcangelo and Michael Asher

SCHINDLER HOUSE | March 23, 2017

With documents of works by Michael Asher and Christopher D’Arcangelo (including six films by Dean Inkster and Sébastien Pluot with Stephen Antonakos, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Ben Kinmont, Naomi Spector, and Lawrence Weiner), and works by Dorit Cypis, Ben Kinmont, Silvia Kolbowski, Emilie Parendeau.
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Undefeated: Difference, Bias, and Dialogue
THE MAIN MUSEUM | December 10, 2016

We are waking up post-election, some scared, some angry, some moved towards change. For this program, Dorit Cypis will guide participants through activities to help us confront discord together. We are undefeated if we are willing to move beyond fixed positions, explore skills to deeply recognize our differences, assess our bias, ask questions of one another and dialogue towards embodied change.
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NEYC Hygiene Packs for Homeless People
June 2016

Grace, a core youth of NE Youth Council was voted in as new member of Cypress Park Neighborhood Council. NEYC are local youth bridging community and police by modeling generative social relations through street events - currently distributing Personal Hygiene packs to home-less folks in their neighborhoods. I've been working on developing this program past 2 years.
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Whose Bare Life (braille), 2015

Series of 18 prints, each unique
Photographs with visual braille in Silkscreen.
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The Future of Policing, August 2015 – August 2016

Days of Dialogue is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to be a catalyst in the community problem solving process by creating dialogue on sensitive social issues among diverse community groups.
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A Brave New World (remix), 2011

Ghostly reflections of Hieronymus Bosch...Dante’s Inferno...Dawn of the Dead... interchangeably drifted through my mind when I first entered the tent city of Occupy Los Angeles, late October, 2011. The terrain of people was bare, raw, gritty, and utterly public. I’m an artist and a mediator. I chose to show up on site frequently over the next month offering engagement and conflict transformation skills to support their capacity to perform expressions of public outcry at our culture’s out of control social inequity. These are my reflections...
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Between the Conceptual and the Vibrational, 2003

Dorit Cypis speaking with Simone Forti

Simone Forti today, is the same woman I met many years ago, and so much more. Her work in dance, from the 1950's to today, 2004, spans the aesthetic movements of expressionism and minimalism and has branched much further into a mature hybrid of both, embracing a deep humanism of extraordinary focus to the details of life and death, which surrounds us daily.
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