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)
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
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.
2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven by Bornx News 12 MOTT HAVEN – Two Bronx residents have launched a project in an attempt to bridge the gap between the waterfront and Mott Haven. ‘Mind the Gap’ is part of The Laundromat Project, which brings artists to neighborhood Laundromats to document what…… Continue reading 2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven
By Patrick Wall for DNAinfo MOTT HAVEN — With its rumbling dryers and stinging smell of detergent, the Blue and White Laundromat on East 140th Street is a fine place to wash clothes, but an odd one to dream about a river. But that is what two Mott Haven artists are asking patrons to do…… Continue reading Mott Haven artists transform laundromat into interactive art site
We are excited to be part of the Laundromat Project Create a Change Artist Residency! Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby will turn their laundromat into a classroom environment in their project Mind the Gap/La Brecha to invite their neighbors to propose new ways of increasing their access to green spaces and the waterfront. Collaborating with locals, they will…… Continue reading Laundromat Project 2012 Cycle