Space is not neutral. Public space is not equally accessible, but can depend upon race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, economic status, age, and other markers of identity.
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)
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
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
The City Amplified: Oral Histories and Radical Archives (edited by Allison Guess & Prithi Kanakamedala) is a book of ten commissioned essays by archivists, activists, artists, and historians that reflects the creative and intellectual energy of the City Amplified working group. The essays explore the meaning of community-centered oral history archives and the ethics of archival work, rooted in a local context. The book also includes a detailed resource guide for those looking to start a community oral history project. The book features representatives of community partners such as The Laundromat Project, Interference Archive, Buscada, City Lore, South Asian American Digital Archive, Urban Democracy Lab, New York Public Library, American Social History Project, and others.
By Fall of 2018, Essex Market will prepare for its relocation as part of the Essex Crossing development. At this time of transition, In, Of and Crossing Essex will present three artist projects by Sonia Louise Davis, Dillon de Give, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín.
Listen to the podcast at FAB NYC. Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermin (also known as Meta Local Collaborative) are Bronx based artists who continue to transform our understanding of New York’s largest public space: its streets. They explore the histories of neighborhoods, create site-specific participatory work, engage a broad range of people, and work…… Continue reading On being an ‘artist and….’
El Museo prepares for 41st Annual Three Kings Day Parade Story by Gregg McQueen http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/parade-of-perseverancedesfile-de-la-perseverancia/ Four decades later, the three kings (and queens) still reign. The East Harlem streets will once again be taken over by real camels, giant hand-made puppets and live music, when El Museo del Barrio celebrates its annual Three Kings Day Parade on Fri., Jan. 5…… Continue reading Parade of Perseverance
Through a decade, The Laundromat Project worked for the residents of New York’s historic minority neighborhoods to get their voices heard. The tools for it? Art and design.
Jessica Vaughn, Glory, 2014, Digital Photograph, 30 x40 in Courtesy of the artist July 9 to September 20, 2015 Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development…… Continue reading Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial
After two years of hard work from a diverse range of Bronx community members, I’m happy to report that Boogie on the Boulevard (formerly known as Car Free Sundays) is coming back to the Grand Concourse! Please join us and help spread the word about these great events!
Latinos on the 6 Train Line: A Tour of BX Latino Environmentalists and More! First published on Bronx River Sankofa by Morgan Powell Let’s enjoy a few of the hundreds of places overfull with environmental, cultural, and advocacy history (1970s to the present) worth savoring along the Pelham Bay/ no. 6 train line in the Bronx,…… Continue reading Latinos on the line
EFA November 15 – December 21, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 6-8pm A Necessary SHIFT is an exhibition and series of events that celebrates and highlights EFA’s Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, now entering its fourth year. With the launch of this exhibition, we launch the official name for the residency: SHIFT residency, and highlight the activities…… Continue reading A NECESSARY SHIFT
Hatuey Ramos-Fermin is a participant in EFA’s 2013 Residency for Arts Workers as Artists. In addition to his art practice, Hatuey is the Media Lab Manager-Coordinator for the Teen Council Program at the Bronx Museum and the Programs Manager at The Bronx River Art Center.
By Taja Lindley | June 2013 On a rainy day in May I’m making my way to the Bronx Academy for Arts and Dance (BAAD!). The walk from the 6 train station at Longwood Avenue is a long one, or rather it feels that way because I’m walking into a place that’s tucked away, out…… Continue reading Ancestry and Spirit: Site Specific Performance in the Hunts Point Homes Residency
The Project Funky Fresh that I was the leading Teaching Artist is part of this award Core 77 Design Award Educational Initiative EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES PROFESSIONAL WINNER DESIGNER / TEAM NAME The Center for Urban Pedagogy PROJECT Urban Investigations CLIENT The Center for Urban Pedagogy
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by Max Crosbie-Jones for Blouin ARTINFO BANGKOK — Conceptual artist Arin Rungjang was recently confirmed as one of two artists due to helm the Thai Pavilion at this summer’s Venice Biennale (the other being Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch). Surprisingly, it appears that his contribution will be quite un-Rungjang like in some respects — free of the audience activities or site-specific responses for which…… Continue reading Arin Rungjang on Cooking up “Golden Teardrop” for the Thai Pavilion in Venice
http://www.bronxnet.org/plugins/hwdvs-videoplayer/jwflv_html5/player.swf Hautey Ramos from Bronx River Art Center is back to discuss the Waterfront event happening at Bronx River Art Center.
On View from February 01 – February 23 Gallery Location: 305 E. 140th Street, #1A, Bronx, NY 10454 Reception: Friday, February 1, 2013, 6-9pm GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday–Friday, 3pm–6:30pm / Saturday, 12pm–5pm FREE ADMISSION Bronx, NY, January, 2013—Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is proud to announce Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative & The…… Continue reading Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative & The Bronx River Alliance