Join us Thursday 7/20 for a public proposal on Community Heroes, Red Hook
We’re honored and beyond excited to announce that Community Heroes is a finalist for a public art project exploring climate change in Red Hook commissioned by The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca.
Through a participatory process, nine fantastic projects have been shortlisted. Next Thursday (7/20), we’ll present at the community meeting where the final project will be selected. Anyone with an interest in Red Hook is invited to participate, so we hope you’ll join us!
For this project, we will highlight environmental heroes of Red Hook. An environmental hero is a person or an organization advocating for a greener and more resilient Red Hook. Their portrait will be accompanied by an environmental call to action that the hero embodies (such as educating neighbors on protecting their homes from sea level rise or reusing materials).
We will also conduct youth workshops that connect science and photography. Kids will learn about the environmental heroes and work with their portraits to create cyanotypes and pinhole photographs. The work produced will be incorporated into the exhibition.
This project is a collaboration between artist Jasmin Chang, community organizer Zac Martin, resident artists Alexis Lambrou and Kristin Eno and environmental advocate Janna Starr.
Read more about our proposal here.