FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP:
A CITYWIDE FORUMON CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
Thursday, May 30 El Museo del Barrio and El Barrio community sites 11:00am - 7:00pm
you to join us for a citywide forum to develop a vision for NYC that is
grounded in the cultural vitality and social networks that make our
vision will become the foundation for a shared policy platform to
inform our city's leadership transition in the upcoming year.
The forum will draw on two key ideas. First, it will honor that, as Wendell Berry wrote,“What we need is here.”Every
neighborhood has powerful assets to contribute to a resilient and
thriving New York City. Second, it will recognize our interdependence,
bringing us together to develop collaborative strategies to engage our
City's opportunities and inequities.
SCHEDULE IN PROGRESS (with performances and media interspersed throughout)
Small Group Discussions on... • Community health and sustainability • Innovative uses of urban space • Community resilience and renewal • Equitable development
Reporting Back, Responses and Setting Priorities
We encourage you to join artists, activists and community leaders for
lunch at a community site. If you would like to join one of these small
lunches (10-20 people), please indicate your interest on the
registration page. We will follow up with a site match and inquiry
about dietary restrictions. Adetailed program will follow in the coming weeks.
TheNaturally-Occurring Cultural District New York (NOCD-NY)working
group brings together a unique alliance of artists, activists, creative
manufacturers and policymakers who are committed to revitalizing the
city from the neighborhood up. The alliance is represented in the Bronx
(Bronx Council on the Arts and THE POINT CDC), East Harlem (El Museo del
Barrio and FABnyc), Fort Greene (Urban Bush Women) the Lower East Side
(Fourth Arts Block and New York Chinatown History Project), North
Brooklyn (El Puente and Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center),
Corona, Queens (Queens Museum of Art), Staten Island (Staten Island
Arts) and includes citywide organizations (The Laundromat Project) and
at-large contributors. Questions? Contact us email@example.com.
The following featured project was found at INITATIVE's Inclusion Illusion 2012 Event:
Devin Grosz & Will Hoffman
LOCATION: variable, can install in a tree along walkway towards ARC, near Grand Ave walkway
DESCRIPTION: This project gives physical form to the ephemeral digital presence of Twitter in our lives, and obliquely comments on its capacity for distraction and its potential to encourage activism.
As the next generation of designers and innovators, students at Pratt must choose what role social media will play in their lives, both on election day and after their graduation. Interrupting the beauty and calm of Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with a cacophony of tweeting birds competing for attention, this installation confronts, prompts participation, and asks the public to reconsider — and possibly transform — their relationship with social media.
Inclusion Illusion 2012 was a successful Pratt community happening. This annual event, originated by the Pratt Initiative for Art Community and Social Change, was comprised of an interactive panel discussion and simultaneous interdisciplinary cross-departmental art installations.
The aim was to engage Pratt students, faculty and local invited guests in creative projects and discussions on art, activism and public space. Additional organizational participation came from Pratt NYPIRG, Pratt Student Affairs, and Pratt Community Engagement Board. This event was generously supported by the following individuals and departments:
Pratt Student Affairs
Dean of Art & Design
Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research
IACSC is proud to be collaborating with a growing list of departments, clubs, and individuals on campus to host this event:
Ron Shiffman Pratt faculty from Programs in Sustainable Planning & Development,
Not An Alternative a local hybrids arts collective,
Damon Rich, artist and designer, City of Newark, founder and director of Center for Urban Pedagogy,
Rachel Falcone, artist and cultural worker, Housing is a Human Right,
Chris Rogy, graduate student of the Media Studies Program at the New School's School For Public Engagement and US Fulbright Scholar to Cambodia,
Caron Atlas director of Arts and Democracy Project and Pratt faculty in Programs in Sustainable Planning & Development.
Art installation works were contributed by Pratt graduate and undergraduate students and outside guests. Projects from participating Pratt students were from Humanities and Media Studies Dept, Communications Design Dept, Fine Arts Dept, Photography Dept, Digital Arts Dept, and Film/Video Arts Dept. Invited guests were James Andrews from All In The Red and Illuminating Student Debt by Chris Rogy, Lucky Tran, Engin Ayaz, and Crys Moore. For Photos of the Event go here.