Andy Sahlstrom, Untitled, 2022, photographic print of sculpture.

Pop-Up Arrangement Conference


Saturday, March 9, 2024, 2:00 pm

In conjunction with Death Rights

On San Antonio's Second Saturday, community members will be invited to visit Death Rights' Pop-Up Arrangement Conference: a day of mixed creative engagement and direct community action. Curated in collaboration with death rights activist Maura Bobbitt, the event will bring together opportunities for death planning with free voluntary paralegals and notaries, a shroud-dyeing workshop with artist Casey Galloway, and a conversation about alternate funeral home experiences with Maura Bobbitt. Additionally, the tattoo artist for Evan Paul English's Gathering will be in residence, so visitors will be able to participate in that artwork by having their feet tattooed.

Artists and arts workers, Alison and Shane Heinemeier are working towards locally handcrafting 100% biodegradable caskets.

Casey Galloway is a fibre artist and current faculty member at UTSA Southwest School of Art.

Maura Bobbitt is a death rights advocate and mortuary scientist in training. Her work is focused on envisioning a future where our death and grief practices can be individually- and community-focused, radically accepting, environmentally-friendly, and divested from capitalist forces.

An independent curator and art historian, Marian Cassey’s curatorial practice focuses on social engagement and building experimental approaches to historic narratives and spaces.She is especially driven to curate projects promoting LGBTQ+ artists and stories. Marian co-founded SXRVXVE, an interdisciplinary curatorial platform dedicated to creating and presenting projects and artists engaging with systems of power. SXRVXVE has since curated four projects across the U.S. and the U.K., working with over 90 artists from across the globe.