Lauren Ito is a Gosei poet, organizer, and designer who believes liberatory futures begin with creating in community. Lauren delves into the tensions inherited within diasporic experiences, spanning explorations of American concentration camps and the genealogy of home. Her work centers co-creative practices that weave across disciplines and generations. Lauren’s has been featured by The San Francisco Public Library, Japanese American National Museum, the BEAT Museum, Litquake and Mission Arts Performance Project. Her latest project, Political Inheritance, was an arts exhibition at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, examining Asian and Pacific Islander communities’ relationships with political action.