Street Art And Communities of Color

Published Kayla Coleman - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:11pm

Four individuals on the frontlines of gentrification and the aesthetic revisioning of our public space present their experiences in Atlanta, Newark, Baltimore, and Gainesville.

LNY, Monica Compana, Faye Williams, and Mia Loving all share a proximity to the phenomenon of the Street Art Festival, that is increasingly employed by local governments and civic institutions for heralding a renewed interest in urban living. As artists, curators, organizers and activist, all panelists share an active interest in maintaining an equitable American city in the future and what role public art, especially the medium of the mural, will play in 'revitalization.' Each panelist will present their story from their city and how it connects with an international network of organizations capturing the liberal Street Art ethos and reproducing a historically criminal medium as a legal and sanction method of responding to place.

As the Street Art model becomes replicable, a new regime of exclusion has arisen often at the cost of the involvement of communities of color. New programs have arisen in response to the Eurocentric viewpoint and have gained traction as the national debate turns towards race and inclusivity.

Street artist Gaia will serve as panel moderator.

Cost: 
Free to the Public
When:
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
Free to the Public