Always wanted to learn how to print? Tortilla Social is an artist-driven project that transforms public spaces through the use of printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, and it is open to visitors of all skill levels. The centerpiece of the project is a small, mobile printing press that is reminiscent of a tortilla press. Led by artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores in partnership with the Urbano Project, Tortilla Social utilizes conventional and unconventional spaces for art and food throughout several Boston neighborhoods for a series of pop-up, interactive printmaking and food workshops. Jiménez-Flores, originally from Mexico but now based in Boston, sees his bicultural and bilingual identity as an opportunity to inhabit two different worlds. The challenge of navigating between these two sides of himself is often the subject of his work, which he uses to document his journey of adapting to life in the U.S.
Jiménez-Flores will be activating the press on Saturday, October 14 from 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm.