respite as resistance
respite experiences for Black and brown trans & queer activists, organizers & artists on the front lines fighting from bed, the streets & everywhere else

a residency experience curated by futurity artist in collaboration with Amanda Everich, Monica Martinez, JJ, McDonald, Selomé Samuel, Jazz Sambrina, Kuwilileni Hauwanga, Marisa Hall, Aki Baker, Amber, Sunder Ashni, Rochelle Jamila Wilbun, Christine Alfred, Mangda Sengvanhpheng & Leo Heikkila

︎September 11-13, 2020
︎September 18-20, 2020
︎September 25-27, 2020
︎October 2-4, 2020
︎October 9-11, 2020

90 miles from New York City, the residency operates out of a twelve acre property comprised of a fiber and vegetable farm, world class geodesic dome, main house, cottage, apartment 1, apartment 2, bungalow, vintage trailer, tiny house 1, tiny house 2, a recording studio, campground for pitching up to 10 tents, a communal outdoor kitchen, bath house, covered farm dining table, and wood-fired cedar hot tub.

The Outlier Inn offers a peaceful and inspiring respite. The space’s state of the art facilities blur the lines between luxury and nature, encouraging meaningful exploration. The Outlier Inn’s intimate scale and unique layout make every performance at Activation exceptional, and the geodesic dome provides immersive sonic experiences.


weekend schedule ︎friday
10 AM to 12 PM pick up | 4 PM to 5 PM check in, receive care pack, take temperature, lodgind assignment & acclimate to space  | 5 PM to 7 PM tour, access check in and container setting & build altar | 7 PM dinner

︎saturday
9 AM breakfast  | 10 AM healing clinics and leisure  | 1 PM lunch | 3 PM healing clinics and leisure | 7 PM dinner | 9 PM arts & performance play 

︎sunday
9 AM breakfast  | 11 AM residency container closing reflections, re-entry needs and aftercare, prayer, hopes and dreams, what are we taking with us and what are we leaving behind | 1 PM lunch | 2 PM check out, drop off




we take care of us 
a Black trans led future space