Excited to announce that ANIMADOCS will be part of Ideas City NYC – a free public event at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just a block away from the New Museum this Saturday, 16 Sept where “a distinguished roster of participating artists, architects, activists, and community builders will present an array of innovative ideas”. This will be a daylong investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organisations, performances, and workshops all themed around “100 Actions for the Future City”.
Maria Stanisheva will take part in the civic platform by joining a panel discussion with selected fellows from the Athens edition that will focus on the group projects created during the residency and will take place at the Forum Stage at 1.20 p.m. She will also present ANIMADOCS and our latest project FINDING HOME on climate refugees as part of the Actions for The City presentations at the Assembly at 4:30 p.m. ANIMADOCS’ recent work will be screened all day long on a LED truck that will be installed at the park ;)
Here are a few more highlights of the program: Tania Bruguera on migration as civic intervention, David Byrne’s “Reasons to be Cheerful,” a conversation with Kemi Ilesanmi on community building, Trevor Paglen’s research on surveillance, a screening by Superflex, and Mel Chin’s presentation of his most recent work. Additional speakers include Tatiana Bilbao, Majora Carter, Nadina Christopoulou, Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Justin Garrett Moore, Rosanne Haggerty, dream hampton, Leslie Koch, Eric Liu, Mil M2, MTL+, Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Jonathan Rose, as well as a panel of mayors including Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA.
A series of workshops, debates, and panel discussions will be held on-site. Programs include a workshop by Decolonize This Place; a panel discussion on cooperative real estate with 596 Acres, NYC REIC, Ecovillagers Cooperative, and Flux Factory; Black Gotham walking tours led by Kamau Ware; Columbia University’s GSAPP debates; a collective publication compiled by Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos; a conversation on food and social justice organized by Ghetto Gastro; a workshop on how to run for mayor by Ingrid LaFleur, and a conversation on Chinatown between Robert Lee and Mei Lum. Additional participants include Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, BUFU, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Afaina de Jong, Angela Dimayuga, Distinguished Diva, Tanya Fields, Jeff Gordinier, JJ Johnson, New Negress Film Society, Paolo Patelli, Giuditta Vendrame, LinYee Yuan, and presentations by The Rockefeller Foundation Fellows.