Vine pa’ echar candela, Young Lords office

Vine pa’ echar candela, is an artistic reinterpretation inspired by the Bronx office of the Young Lords in collaboration with curator Johanna Fernández. The “office” connects past and present with photos by Michael Abramson and Fred W. McDarrah from the Young Lords original office and new banners with Young Lords’ symbols. In the installation there are books […]

Boogie on the Boulevard

Streets are the biggest public space in New York City. Nevertheless, these are mostly use for vehicular traffic. Boogie on the Boulevard re-imagines how a street in this case, Grand Concourse in The Bronx, can be transformed into a different kind of public space for pedestrians, people on wheels, and community.  This project began as […]

Oceans / Golden TearDrop (Thong Yod)

A multimedia exhibition, featuring video interviews, found and appropriated footage, photographs, a map, a cooking workshop, and a recipe that were  shared along side food, and live music performances. OCEANS / GOLDEN TEARDROP (THONG YOD) uses personal histories and collective memories on a journey from the past to the present in cultural exchanges. What are […]

Mind the Gap / La Brecha

This project is part of meta local collaborative Mind the Gap/La Brecha is a temporary art and education hub located at the Blue and White Laundromat on 140st Street in the Bronx. From July-October, 2012, Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín will work with their neighbors to propose new ways of connecting the community to green […]

Conversing Bricks

The Conversing Bricks (2012) public art project emerged from a campaign waged by anti-immigrant groups back in 2006 that sent thousands of bricks to members of Congress who opposed the construction of a border wall between Mexico and the United States and were in favored of comprehensive immigration reform. The bricks contained messages like, “Build a Wall,” […]

Boogie Down Rides

This project is part of meta local collaborative. Boogie Down Rides is a celebration of bicycling in the Bronx. It includes educational events, community visioning sessions and group rides. Boogie Down Rides increases awareness of cycling as a mode of transportation and recreation, promote safe cycling and bridge existing efforts to expand cycling in the Bronx. […]

While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down

This project is part of meta local collaborative. Photo Documentation by Jo Q Nelson, Chad Stayrook and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down was a multi-modal installation and series of public programs. This project was produced collaboratively by Elizabeth Hamby, Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, and  Action Club  (Chris Domenick, Kerry Downey, Jo Q. Nelson, Douglas Paulson), as part […]

Street CARTographies

This project is part of meta local collaborative. “Maps are about relationships among which meanings circulate.” Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps More than half of the world’s population are classified as “urban dwellers,” but their experience is hardly unified. For example, drastic socio-economic disparity and unequal access to resources occur in startling proximity in dense urban areas. Further, […]

EAsT Harlem

Photo documentation by: Barbara Sullivan Text by Curator Christine Licata “EAsT Harlem,” a collaborative multimedia, curatorial-art-project that investigates alternative solutions to the on-going problem of fresh food access in East Harlem, NYC. One of the main issues in healthy eating is accessibility – knowing where to find alternatives and having choices and options. In response to […]

Framing Conversations / Traveling Poem

These projects are part of the installation Anywhere but here… In Framing Conversations I played the role of a photography instructor doing a workshop with predominantly Latin American immigrants in Amsterdam, NL. We exchanged knowledge, I talked and taught ideas, techniques and tips about photography and they talked about their experiences as immigrants. Video slide show […]