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People:Power:Place: a cultural plan for Chinatown North/Callowhill + Look at Art. Get Paid. — Sustaining Socially Engaged Art under Capitalism + How can we reframe cultural production working one-on-one with different people?

May 12, 2018
12:30  -  2:00
Viscusi Gallery, New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

This session will feature three presentations:

People:Power:Place: a cultural plan for Chinatown North/Callowhill
Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative presents an overview of its People:Power:Place (PPP) cultural plan. PPP is a cultural planning process rooted in community participation to create a shared vision of Chinatown North/Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA, as a holistic people-focused neighborhood and vibrant hub of cultural production. As neighborhood development intensifies, this cultural plan offers recommendations that support and advance the equitable growth and sustainable development of the neighborhood.

Look at Art. Get Paid. — Sustaining Socially Engaged Art under Capitalism
Maia Chao, Josephine Devanbu, Bryn Pernot, and Maria Paula Garcia Mosquera

The US is over 1/3 people of color, yet 90% of core museum goers are white. Even when admission fees are waived, free days at museums serve predominantly affluent, white audiences.
Reframing museum attendance as labor, artist-run program Look at Art. Get Paid. pays people who don’t normally go to museums to visit the RISD Museum as guest critics.
The artists reflect on the challenges of sustaining work that uses the language of capitalism—money and labor—to counter-hegemonic ends.

How can we reframe cultural production working one-on-one with different people?
Lanchonete.org

Lanchonete.org is a durational project, that, inspired by a range of ideas and movements, celebrates São Paulo‘s ubiquitous lunch counters and their role in the life of the Center. It has worked with multiple partners on thematics exploring the right to the city – such as access to food, right to housing, migration, gender – reaching a different range of people/public. It begun as a research process that led to working with a specific community at rua Paim through a community-owned restaurant.

2018  Parallel Session