I just made this interactive map of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments.
An interview i did the other day:
Rachel LaForest Interview – Right To the City Alliance
Mindy Fullilove talks about Root Shock and Community Dislocation
LIVING ARTS CITY – ART AND URBANISM IN NYC AND CAMBODIA
I recently spent some time as a Teaching Fellow at Living Arts City Workshop in Phnom Phen Cambodia. This is a video i produced about our time visiting with artists there. In conjunction with the multi-course practicum entitled Living Arts City, the Living Arts City Workshop was a five day engagement between Cambodian contemporary artists associated with SA SA BASSAC and BS Urban Design Students from Parsons the New School for Design.
2012 TD ACE ‘Opportunity’ Award Finalists: Josh Barndt, Derek Jancar, and Domanique Grant
Video by Monica Gutierrez
The Artists for Community Engagement (ACE) Awards focus on the arts, community collaboration and cultural diversity. The ACE Awards are the result of a partnership between Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network and the 2010 DiverseCity Fellows.
The TD ACE ‘Opportunity’ Award for Individual Artists celebrates an individual who has made a significant contribution by working collaboratively with culturally diverse communities in Toronto to create opportunities for youth to access and contribute to arts and culture. The award comes with a $2,000 cash prize sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Launched in January 2009, DiverseCity Fellows is part of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project (DiverseCity) and is one of eight initiatives designed to diversify the Toronto region’s leadership landscape. DiverseCity is a joint initiative of two organizations, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (formerly the Toronto City Summit Alliance) and Maytree Foundation. DiverseCity is funded in part by the Government of Ontario. To learn more, please visit www.diversecitytoronto.ca
A project of the Toronto Arts Foundation, the Neighbourhood Arts Network is the place where arts and community engagement meet in Toronto. We catalyze new discussions and relationships. We collect research and share information. We help artists and community organizations do what they do best: enrich Toronto and transform it into a more vibrant, beautiful, liveable city. To learn more, please visit www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org
In the summer of 2011 community arts heavyweights ArtStarts teamed up with Emerging Artist Gallery Whippersnapper, to launch a groundbreaking program called the Youth Street Art Mentorship project. Throughout July and August five local youth from the Alexandra Park and Chinatown area worked along side 7 different professional public artists to create artworks that respond to issues that directly affect them and their community.
Alexandra Park is slated for a major revitalization over the next 15 years that will see the whole community redesigned. Project coordinator Joshua Barndt explains, “as this city develops at a quickening pace, it’s important that local residents and in particular young people continue to take ownership over public spaces and show how they can be used in more creative, nourishing and environmentally conscious ways.” At the root of the mentorship program was a commitment to using primarily recycled and waste materials in all the public artworks created. “it was amazing to see what it’s possible to make just from the trash we found around the area” stated participating youth Shakkir Brown. The result was seven temporary public art pieces, and one large permanent digital mural located at 77 Grange. The culminating mural, “Make Your Mark on Paradise”, was designed as a lasting depiction of the creative ingenuity of these local young artists. Our hope is to encourage young people to continue to contribute creatively to their community and make their mark on paradise.
Art Starts is a charitable, not-for-profit organization engaged in arts-based community development initiatives across Toronto. Founded in 1992 by artists living in the Oakwood Vaughan area, the organization has pioneered the use of the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in underserved neighborhoods. This project is funded through The City of Toronto Graffiti Transformation Project.
Whippersnapper Gallery is a Toronto based Artist Run Center that supports and promotes the work of new generation Canadian visual, new media, and performance artists. Through curated exhibitions in our project space, online artist profiles, and interdisciplinary special events, Whippersnapper offers fresh, accessible and truly contemporary arts programming. Whippersnapper defines New Generation artists as professional artists thirty years of age and younger. http://whippersnapper.ca/
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Joshua Barndt – email@example.com
ARTIST MENTORS: Urban Trash Art (Brazil), Sean Martindale, Joshua Barndt, Sasha Foster, Felix Kalmeson, Nader Hasan, Michael Burtt.
LOCAL ARTISTS: Tavis Smith, Ibsa Abdulatif, Candide Kabango, Shakkir Brown, Ashton Shearer
VIDEO CREATED BY: Rea McNamara + Safia Siad
THANK YOU: William Mendez (Toronto Community Housing), Donna Harrow (Alexandra Park Community Center)
Terence Dick comments on Atrophic Existence on Akimbo.ca
Preview in Hi-Fructose Magazine
Video preview of THE WOLRD IS A MOUNTAIN AND EVERYTHING GETS BURIED
Atrophic Existence – December 11 2o1o – January 10 2011 – Show and Tell Gallery - Toronto, Canada.
Free Fall (Solo) – April 15- May 23, 2010. – Art Gallery of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library – Côte Saint-Luc, QC. Canada.
The Urbanized Animal (Group Show) – March 14 2010. – Birdo Flugus Gallery - Shioghama, Japan.
Limbo (Solo) - January 8th – February 6th, 2010. – XPACE. Toronto, Canada.
Affirmations article in the CARP (Advocacy group for aging Canadians) Newsletter. http://www.carp.ca/advocacy/adv-article-display.cfm?documentid=4312