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  installed  at the Bronx River Art Center, a large timeline with a  selection of images, videos, ephemera from the archives of the Bronx River Alliance. The images traced changes to the spaces along the river  revisited past restoration and recreation plans, and considered the river’s present state and plans for its future.

Further, Meta Local organized a series of free  public programs, panel discussions with local activists, advocates, educators, environmentalists, and architects, as well as a literature reading and a documentary screening. “Take me to the River” connected the Bronx River’s past and future histories, with conversations and presentations from Morgan Powell, Editor, Bronx River Sankofa, Anthony Thomas the Environmental Justice Coordinator from Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, SLO Architecture. “Wade in the Water“ examined efforts to improve diverse Bronx waterfronts, with Damian Griffin the Bronx River Alliance’s Education Director, Kellie Terry-Sepulveda Executive Director of The POINT CDC, Chauncy Young, Community Organizer from the Harlem River Working Group, and Mychal Johnson from South Bronx Unite. “Underwater New York: The Bronx River,” Underwater New York (UNY) is a journal of writing, art and music inspired by real-life objects found in the waterways of NYC, UNY invited three Bronx writers to write original fiction or poetry around surprising once-submerged Bronx River finds like a piano, a human skull, a horse trailer and more. Featuring: Allison Amend, Rich Villar, Carolyn Ferrell

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Underwater New York, The Bronx River

 

Friday February 22, 2013

7:00pm-9:00pm

At BRAC’s temporary space 305 East 140th St. #1A, Bronx, NY 10454

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Underwater New York is a digital journal of writing, art and music inspired by real-life objects found in the waterways of NYC. In conjunction with “Process and Progress,” UNY has invited three writers with strong ties to the Bronx to write original fiction or poetry around surprising once-submerged Bronx River finds like a piano, a human skull, a horse trailer and more.

Featuring:

Allison Amend

Rich Villar

Carolyn Ferrell

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Wade in the water

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Friday February 15, 2013

7:00pm-9:00pm

At BRAC’s temporary space 305 East 140th St. #1A, Bronx, NY 10454

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Join Meta Local Collaborative and BRAC for a special panel discussion about the different efforts to improve the Bronx waterfronts, with

Damian Griffin the Bronx River Alliance’s Education Director,

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda Executive Director of The POINT CDC,

Chauncy Young, Community Organizer from the Harlem River Working Group,

Mychal Johnson from South Bronx Unite as well as other Bronx activists.

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Take me to the river

 

Tuesday February 12, 2013

7:00pm-9:00pm

At BRAC’s temporary space 305 East 140th St. #1A, Bronx, NY 10454

Join Meta Local Collaborative and BRAC for  “Take me to the River”,  connecting the Bronx River’s past and future histories with presentations and conversations with:

Morgan Powell, Editor, Bronx River Sankofa

Anthony Thomas the Environmental Justice Coordinator from Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice.

Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, SLO Architecture

Event is  FREE and open to the public.

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Voices and Visions: Re-imagining America Media Exhibition

The Voices and Visions Re-imagining America Media Exhibition at the recent Imagining America national conference in New York City presented the work of artists and artist collectives whose practices articulate the mission of Imagining America by thriving in and contributing to community-based action and revitalization. The program was divided between two screening rooms, focusing on the strategy and practice of community-based art work. The […]

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