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Ali Dipp is a Brown-RISD Dual Degree student. In 2022, she will graduate with degrees in Painting at RISD (B.F.A.) and English at Brown (B.A.). This summer, through the generous opportunity allotted by Brown University's Royce Fellowship, Dipp will cultivate this original digital platform
Through contributing to the RISD Museum Guild, teaching in arts education, and founding a community arts organization in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, Ali Dipp recognizes the parallels between the arts and agency. Spearheading Sunhouse Arts (formerly Youth Collaboration of the Arts) since 2012, Dipp and her younger sister, Celine, have raised over 10,000 dollars for El Paso-Juárez charities and non-profits through five original plays, educational outreach programs, and film festivals (sunhousearts.org).
As an extension to her long-standing investment in creativity’s visionary capacities, the presents a platform for El Paso-Juárez to self-represent. In The Work Project, organizations, museums, researchers, and artists from across the Southwest will examine representations of the borderland pictured in museums, murals, and literature. In emphasizing a region’s legacy of labor, the
investigates former and formal presentations of ‘progress.’ Emphasizing how a region sees change, a community (re)envisions a future.