A busy October

October 2019 kicked off with Contested City at the International Center of Photography on Monday April 7, 6:30pm, in a talk at Abrons Art Center on Grand Street on the Lower East Side. Gabrielle was at Imagining America in Albuquerque on October 18, giving a workshop on participatory public history and creative practice and a virtual Layered SPURA tour. … Read more

Buscada at Winterhouse

Over the summer we were honored to participate in the Winterhouse Institute Symposium on Design Education for Social Impact at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. So many friends and colleagues, and yet another way to reconnect with the Watson Foundation, whose fellowship for Gabrielle in many ways made possible the creation of Buscada. Looking forward to continuing … Read more

Layered SPURA in 105 degrees

In the last days of our exhibition Keep Me Nearby, we held this summer’s final Layered SPURA tour, which happened to fall on the day that New York declared a heat advisory and half the city seemed to be closing down. Yet, we turned up to the gallery to find 20 passionate people ready to brave … Read more

Keep Me Nearby in Untapped Cities

Our exhibition Keep Me Nearby was featured in Untapped Cities in July 2019, and Untapped Cities Insiders hosted a Layered SPURA tour for an eager group on one July evening. Read on below for a snippet from the article. The constant evolution and renewal of New York City can often leave casualties in its wake, whether it’s the shuttering of … Read more

Contested City in California

In April 2019, Contested City moved west to California with an extraordinary series of talks and community conversations in Davis and Sacramento, hosted by Imagining America, and a series of events in Berkeley, culminating in Contested City: Art, Activism, and Urban Renewal,hosted by UC Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities initiative. Talking about development, urban renewal, disinvestment and shared histories between the east and … Read more

The City Amplified : Oral Histories and Radical Archives

We’re honored to have contributed a chapter — “Juxtaposition: The Case for the Radically Open Archive” — to The City Amplified: Oral Histories & Radical Archives, an incredible new publication from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, edited by Prithi Kanakamedala and Allison Guess. This whole collection of brilliant writings on oral histories, art, … Read more