Angel Iset Dozier
Conceptual Teaching Artist
Founder & Principal, Iset Excelsior DBA Be Connected Durham
Angel Iset /eye seht/ Dozier has been cultivating her skills as a conceptual artist and curator through Be Connected Durham since 2014. After contributing to an educational curriculum that cemented the authentic storytelling of Michael Brown’s death at the inaugural Black Lives Matter national convening in Ferguson MO, artists, organizers, cultural workers, education, law and medical professionals made a commitment to return home and implement policy, procedures, and programs that encouraged Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to move through trauma in various mediums of artistic expression as root medicine, affecting real, lasting change. Since founding Be Connected Durham with a presentation called The Experiment, Angel Iset has recruited artistic practitioners and cultural workers to collaborate on more than 150 community arts events, 85% having been to sold-out audiences.
Angel Iset's experience as a kinesiology researchist and world languages educator tasked with integrating science, mathematics, technology, and the arts across K-12 disciplines and learning intelligences culminate in The Be Connected Method, an artistically prescriptive concept design method, called space programming. Space programming, a process that allows access to the abstract elements and liminal space not readily seen and connects clientele to what is often missing in traditional process, procedure, programming and policy development stems from her coming-of-age during the golden era of Hip Hop, the ultimate frame of reference whose prescriptive healing power has been affecting real, lasting change all over the globe for almost five decades.