About

“Where We Stand: The Intersection of Public Art and Gentrification” was a series of panel discussions that took place in Brownsville, Brooklyn and in the Bronx. These discussions addressed the complex relationship of art and gentrification in low-income neighborhoods, and probed the idea of whether artists and arts organizations could be a positive force for local residents and communities.

 

This program was funded in part by a grant from the New York Council on the Humanities. 

View Brownsville Panel

Panelists:

Quardean Lewis-Allen, the Founder and Director of Made in Brownsville
Catherine Green, the Founder and Executive Director of Arts East New York.

Moderator:

DW Gibson, author of “The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century.”

View Bronx panel

Panelists:

Leenda Bonilla, Artist, Arts/Cultural Producer and Community Specialist at Partnership for Parks
Melissa Calderón, Artist and Founder of Coalition of Mott Haven Artists
Lauren Click, Director of Community and Public Programs, Bronx Museum of the Arts
Kerry McLean, Director of Community Development, WHEDco

Moderator:

Bill Aguado, Cultural Activist, former Executive Director, Bronx Council on the Arts