Michael was a Create Change Resident in 2009 with The Laundromat Project, supporting our installation at Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat in Fort Greene. We had just started recording stories for our project Housing is a Human Right, a creative…
As we approach the peak of 2016 Create Change season, we have been checking in with our artists-in-residence as they make progress on their projects. We most recently had a site visit at The Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA), which will host 2016 Create Change Artists-in-Residence Salome Asega and Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde’s project, “The Iyapo Repository.”
2016 Artist-in-Residence Havanna Fisher Newby and 2016 Create Change Fellow Autumn Robinson stroll through Harlem while discussing inspiration, power, and the social responsibilities of being Black artists during this time.
It was a sunny day in Harlem and quite an interesting afternoon when we met with Artist-in-Residence Havanna Fisher Newby. It is always exciting to see how an artist is coming along with his or her project and Havanna expressed enthusiasm during our discussion. Her “Harlem Motion” project is a vehicle for Harlem community members to discuss the changes being made in the neighborhood.
Harlem is truly in motion and Havanna could not be any more excited about the project and working with us. She wanted to leave the readers and viewers with a preview of what to expect from “Harlem Motion.” Take a look below at her video and interview.