Artists say change defines their relationship with Mott Haven Hatuey Ramos Fermin sits in the most famous apartment in Mott Haven, recording a podcast called “South Bronx Filter.” Fermin is the current tenant of Apartment 3A at 309 Alexander Avenue, which housed the Blue Bedroom where for two years his friend Blanka Amezkua displayed the work of contemporary artists who agreed in exchange for the show to offer a workshop or discussion in the neighborhood.
Artist and educator Hatuey Ramos Fermin moved to the Bronx in 2007 to jump-start his career in New York after completing his studies in the Netherlands. An enticing mix of affordable housing and teaching opportunities lured Fermin to the South Bronx. Four years later, he has yet to leave.
Tune into eastvillageradio.com this Saturday November 7, 2009 at 1 pm (EST) to hear a live broadcast featuring songs from Center for Urban Pedagogy’s recent Urban Investigation, I Heart East New York.