The Nonprofit That Puts Art Inside Laundromats (And Wherever Else People Are)

Field Day Festival: Harlem, 2015. The Laundry Room (116th St. & Lenox Avenue). (Photo by Ray Llanos, courtesy of The Laundromat Project) Originally posted at Next City, written by Emily Nonko Risë Wilson developed the concept behind The Laundromat Project in the late 1990s while attending graduate school at New York University and living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Her…… Continue reading The Nonprofit That Puts Art Inside Laundromats (And Wherever Else People Are)

Making Art, Building Community, & Creating Change through Abundance (exhibition)

In the context of the Hindsight 2020 conference, I curated an exhibition celebrating 5 years of the Kelly Street Collaborative. From 2014-2019, The Laundromat Project collaborated with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, among other community based organizations, to transform a two-bedroom apartment and surrounding public spaces on Kelly Street…… Continue reading Making Art, Building Community, & Creating Change through Abundance (exhibition)

Workshop: Practicing Abundance: A Model for Creative Community Building

Led this workshop as part of the Artplace Summit. What can a mindset of abundance, rather than scarcity, do for communities? We’ll explore the Laundromat Project’s engagement with the Kelly Street neighborhood in the South Bronx, showing how Laundromat weaves abundance into its organizing model—and what it means to practice abundance as a way to…… Continue reading Workshop: Practicing Abundance: A Model for Creative Community Building

Making Art, Building Community, And Creating Change Through Abundance

Workshop led for the Artworld Conference Defining Value(s) in the art world Arts and culture institutions wield influence, impacting and transforming social issues in our communities. For an institution to be authentic (honoring mission, values, and communities of accountability), a practice of self-reflection and adaptation is required to ensure inner structures and processes align with…… Continue reading Making Art, Building Community, And Creating Change Through Abundance