As a cultural workers, all phases of our engagement are central; no part is periphery to the core. Teaching, printing, creating images, entering into dialogue, and facilitating community are all aspects of cultural work within Espacio Tercero. Same could be said for the logic of Moraga’s Queer Aztlan; there is no center, rather there are many centers that simply share a commitment to social justice and self-determination. There is no “other” in this space or methodology, all worlds are possible and in movement towards, as Anzaldua states, a “a long struggle, but one that could, in our best hopes, bring us to the end of rape, of violence, of war.”
Espacio Tercero is an artist collective that is born out of shared engagement within a workshop that utilizes a methodology of screenprinting to enter into dialogue with community. This space, Espacio Tercero, exists only when the constitutive elements come together and engages a range of issues and social/cultural phenomenon that necessitates action. Carlos Jackson is the convener of Espacio Tercero yet serves simply as a member and facilitator of the space. Espacio Tercero artists include, Gilda Posada, Olivia Hernandez, Chucha Marquez, Danicia Dominguez, amongst other collaborators. There is no hierarchy within Espacio Tercero, it is simply governed by Marilynne Robinson’s idea that community, at least community outside of the immediate family, is an act of imagination and the more generous the imagination is exerted, the healthier our communities will be.