What's the Decon Period ???
The motivation behind The Deconstruction Period is to give platform to and cultivate a new school of urban intellectuals interested in Hip-hop.
Participants are encouraged to not only present their reflections on the topics of each installment of the Deconstruction Period sonically, but to dissect the themes in conversations, interviews, visual art or any other way they can “own the re-telling”.
The Deconstruction Period is not simply about destroying ideas but about exploring ideas; research, discovery & ownership. For certain there are some ideas that should be destroyed, at the top of the list is the projection and exploitation of Black culture as only interested in, and sexy when, reduced to the lowest common denominator
In total the Deconstruction Period is about socializing around themes, beats and breaks, breaking them down to challenge what we’ve been told about ourselves, culture and history.