(how to) make friends, make a scene, make things happen, and fall in love with your neighborhood

(how to) make friends, make a scene, make things happen, and fall in love with your neighborhood is based on Meta Local’s ongoing project, Boogie Down Rides. Participants are invited to consider the act of riding a bike as a form of performance and community-engaged action….

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Process and Progress: The Bronx River

Process and Progress: The Bronx River was produced in a partnership between Meta Local Collaborative & The Bronx River Alliance. It included an exhibition and a series of public programs focusing on the past, the present and the future of the Bronx River. Meta Local…

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Street CARTographies

“Maps are about relationships among which meanings circulate.” Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps More than half of the world’s population are classified as “urban dwellers,” but their experience is hardly unified. For example, drastic socio-economic disparity and unequal access to resources occur in startling proximity in…

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Mind the Gap / La Brecha

Mind the Gap/La Brecha is a temporary art and education hub located at the Blue and White Laundromat on 140st Street in the Bronx. From July-October, 2012, Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín worked with their neighbors to propose new ways of connecting the community to green space…

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Boogie Down Rides

Boogie Down Rides is a bicycling and art project. Boogie Down Rides is a celebration of bicycling in the Bronx. It includes educational events, community visioning sessions and group rides. Boogie Down Rides firmly believes in the power of bicycling as a way to promote active…

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While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down

Photo Documentation by Jo Q Nelson, Chad Stayrook and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down was a multi-modal installation and series of public programs. This project was produced collaboratively by Elizabeth Hamby, Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, and  Action Club  (Chris Domenick, Kerry Downey, Jo…

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Together Work

Collaborating artists Jules Rochielle (text), Elizabeth Hamby (image) Hatuey Ramos Fermín (text treatment). This project was part of Pacific Standard Time Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, LA>Tower of Protest (1966). Originally conceived by the Los Angeles Artists’ Protest Committee, and designed by Mark…

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Urban Layers

Urban Layers (www.urbanlayers.net) is an experimental collaborative platform (created by Elizabeth Hamby and David Sundell) for urban writing, mapping and media. Its goal is to foster creative combinations of old and new media techniques for describing and understanding cities including tours, essays, photography, maps and video. UrbanLayers is intended…