Future Resident--Rubina Martini

Rubina Martini is co-owner and creative director of Tomorrow River Homestead (TRH), Central Wisconsin. TRH provides community lodging, artist residencies and programming for folks of all identities. TRH mission is to explore identity, cultural dialogue and community through contemporary craft in an open studio setting. Rubina facilitates a youth arts program using a feminist pedagogical framework, runs local programming on low-waste education efforts as well as growing food for their family. They are an activist and elected official in the Village of Nelsonville, pop. 155. Their personal work uses writing, fiber crafts and performance to explore sexual trauma, mental illness, Native American identity and growing up part of the welfare system. Rubina is passionate about placemaking, accessibility and allyship in rural America.