Preserving Histories with Chinatown Art BrigadeNovember 19, 2021Chinatown Art Brigade is mapping and preserving cultural heritage in Chinatown, Manhattan.
Event Recap: Gather & CreateNovember 11, 2021Gather & Create is The Laundromat Project’s annual community gathering celebrating the Create Change Artists-in-Residence.
Event Recap: Abolitionist StoryworkSeptember 27, 2021Exploring narrative justice strategies to create community care, safety, and liberation.
Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts: Xenia Diente and Jaclyn ReyesJuly 13, 2021Of the 86,000 Filipinos in NYC, over half live in Queens, with the largest concentration of Filipino-owned businesses on a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue known as Little Manila.
Staying Power: Reframing the Narrative of Public Housing with Ariana Faye AllensworthJuly 13, 2021Staying Power is a collaborative, multidisciplinary art and research project that celebrates the people’s history of NYCHA.
Afromystic E.P: Exploring Gender Fluidity in the Divine with Seyi AdebanjoJune 9, 2021What happens when people of all gender expressions can see themselves reflected in their religious and spiritual traditions?
Wholeness Manifested: Finding Abundance with Bianca MońaMay 4, 2021How do you access wholeness and wellness? Artist Bianca Mońa set out to find answers through oral history interviews with wellness practitioners in her community.
Event Recap: Radical MappingApril 20, 2021Tune in to Radical Mapping to learn how communities of color can creatively use practices like cultural asset mapping, cartography, and archiving to invest in and make meaning of our localities.
Vote by Mail by Karina Aguilera SkvirskyOctober 7, 2020Part performance, part documentary, part PSA, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Equality Tea by Jaime SunwooOctober 7, 2020In her short film, Jaime Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Sister Outsider: A Remembering and Declaration of These Our Self Evident Truths…We Be Black, We Be Woman, We Be Human. by Abby DobsonOctober 7, 2020An exploration of Black women’s relationship to suffrage, belonging, and citizenship in the US.
Penny Wasn’t Pullin’ No Wagon, by LaTasha N. Nevada DiggsOctober 7, 2020Artist LaTasha Diggs pays tribute to women who were not immediately affected by the 1920 suffrage decision due to systemic racism.
Event Recap: Gather & Act 2020October 1, 2020On September 29, 2020, The LP gathered in celebration of our 15th year of advancing art projects and building community.
We the News: Amplifying the Stories of Black Immigrants and First Generation AmericansMay 5, 2020Lizania Cruz created "We the News," a pop-up newsstand that publishes stories by Black immigrants about their experiences in the US.
Critical Mapping Q & A with Ariana Faye AllensworthApril 23, 2020The LP chats with Ariana Faye Allensworth on her residency, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, and more.
A World Inside Drawing: Celebrating Our NeighborhoodsSeptember 19, 2019Families in Sugar Hill created illustrated books with artist Leslie Jiménez inspired by memories in their neighborhood.
Yes, Femme! A Community Space for Femmes of ColorSeptember 19, 2019Sal Muñoz’s ongoing series, The FEMME Project, features photographs and interviews with cis and trans femmes of color.
Rose Petal Refuge: Creating Sanctuary for Queer and Trans* People of ColorSeptember 19, 2019Three Soulscapes arrive in Harlem parks as spaces of sanctuary, by artist Zeelie Brown, for queer and trans* people of color.
Creative Conversations: Financial Literacy and Sustainability for Cultural ProducersApril 30, 2019“Grinding leads to Dust" - We talk about how artists and cultural producers can build more financial sustainability into their practices.
ID Shop – Round Robin: Two Bridges NewspaperOctober 2, 2018Sue Jeong Ka documents narratives of undocumented immigrants in the process of applying for government-issued ID cards.
We the News: Black Immigration NarrativesOctober 1, 2018We the News by Lizania Cruz shares Black immigrant stories through bilingual zines in small Bed-Stuy businesses.
The Black School – Harlem: In the Freedom School TraditionOctober 1, 2018The Black School: Harlem is an experimental art school that combines art making with discussions on radical Black political theory.
Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are: Community Appreciation through PortraitsOctober 1, 2018Tijay Mohammed and neighbors in the South Bronx create mixed-media portraits in celebration of the women in their lives.
Black August Cocoon: Safety and Self Defense for Black GNC folks and WomenOctober 1, 2018During the month of Black August, OlaRonke Akinmowo led Black women, femmes and GNC people in self-defense and affirmation classes.
Creative Conversations: Fire Escape TalksAugust 24, 2017Artists Abby Dobson, Nayo Sasaki-Picou, and Kearra Gopee talk on a fire escape on art, Caribbean identities, blackness, and womanhood.
The Iyapo Repository: Future Tech in Bed-StuyMay 11, 2017Ayodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega created a pop-up museum that exhibits technological artifacts designed by Bed-Stuy residents.
Harlem Motion: An Animated View of HarlemMay 11, 2017Havanna Fisher hosted stop motion workshops where community members created animations and connected with neighbors in Harlem.
Coco Climate Cart: Climate Change in the South BronxMay 11, 2017Misra Walker uses a helado cart, a Latino Bronx icon, to document the impact of climate change on communities of color.
A Living Room On Roosevelt: Community Safety in Jackson HeightsMay 11, 2017Ro Garrido brings a living room to Roosevelt Ave where community members have conversations on safety in Jackson Heights.
The Khayamiya Monument: Herstories on Displacement and WarMay 11, 2017Katherine Toukhy opens a space for Arab women and U.S. female veterans in Bay Ridge to share stories of displacement and war.
Dioko: Senegalese Narratives in West HarlemJanuary 22, 2016Elvira Clayton explores the cultural parallels between the African-American and Senegalese communities in West Harlem.
Story Block: Life on Kelly StreetJanuary 22, 2016The cultural history of Kelly Street in the Bronx is archived by artists Alison Kibbe and Sasha Phyars-Burgess.
Know Waste Lands: A Community Garden in BushwickJanuary 22, 2016Raul Ayala and Fernanda Espinoza create mixed-media murals that live on the walls of Bushwick community garden, Know Waste Lands.
My Baryo, My Borough: Oral Histories of Filipino AmericaJanuary 22, 2016Claro de los Reyes celebrates the legacies of the Filipino/Filipino-American community in Queens through an oral history archive.
Griots in ‘The Stuy’: A Neighborhood as a Living ArchiveJanuary 22, 2016Bed-Stuy residents are spotlighted by Rasu Jilani in an oral history archive and exhibition of portraits along Tompkins Avenue.
The Department of Local Affairs: A Story Social HubDecember 15, 2015A social hub sneaks into the everyday, in a laundromat in Bed-Stuy, where patrons and artist Chloë Bass share stories with each other.
Beauty in Her Own Words: Salon Stories from Woodside, QueensDecember 15, 2015In a beauty salon in Woodside, Queens Sukjong Hong interviews customers and neighbors to create a magazine reflective of the stories and beauty of immigrant women.
Five Boro Story Project: Cross-Borough Community StorytellingDecember 15, 2015Bridget Bartolini organizes city-wide storytelling programs where New Yorkers share stories and art inspired by their neighborhoods.
Housing is a Human Right: Affordable Housing and the Struggle for HomeDecember 15, 2015A multi-media documentary portrait by Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone of the struggle for home in New York City.
Good Trade: Urban Indigenous Mutual ExchangeDecember 15, 2015In the South Bronx, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem enacts the Native American custom of trade in an urban environment.
Harlem On My Mind, Too: Harlem Local NarrativesDecember 15, 2015What does a Harlem storytelling mixtape sound like? Poet beluvid ola-jendai finds out.
Podcasts & Sound
The LP Documents: Radical Imagination with Piper AndersonDecember 2, 2021LP Executive Director Kemi Ilesanmi and 2021 Radical Imagination Fellow Piper Anderson on abolition, mental health, rethinking carceral approaches to harm, and more.
The LP Documents: Fellows EditionAugust 4, 2021In this voicemail style, call-in episode listen to stories and reflections from Create Change Fellows on what connection and affirmation has looked like for them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LP Documents: Community Building in Ballroom with Sydney Baloue and Samer RIDIKKULUZJune 15, 2021What does community building and affirmation look like in the ballroom scene? Listen to a special Pride Month episode with ballroom performers Sydney Baloue and Samer Riddikuluz.
Meditation: Reflective Reverberation I, II, IIIJune 10, 2020Bianca Mońa produced a series of mindfulness meditations comprised of found sound.
The LP Documents: Salvador Muñoz – Yes, Femme!June 10, 2020An interview with Sal Muñoz on their ongoing multifaceted series, The FEMME Project.
The LP Documents: Lizania Cruz – We the NewsMay 14, 2020Interview with Lizania Cruz on We the News, a project that amplifies stories of Black immigrants through a pop-up newsstand.
The LP Documents: Zeelie Brown – Rose Petal RefugeSeptember 19, 2019Interview with Zeelie Brown on Rose Petal Refuge, an installation and sanctuary space for queer and trans* people of color.
Black Joy & Liberation PlaylistJune 15, 2020Curated by The LP Staff in June 2020 during global protests in defense of Black lives, this playlist manifests Black joy and Black liberation.
Abundance PlaylistFebruary 15, 2020Curated by The LP Staff and Create Change Institute participants, this playlist is a collection of songs about manifesting abundance.
“Tunnel Mobile Karaoke:” A Playlist by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Jevijoe VitugSeptember 16, 2019Curated by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Jevijoe Vitug, this playlist is inspired by the themes of his residency project, Tunnel Mobile Karaoke.
“Wholeness Manifested:” A Playlist by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Bianca MońaSeptember 16, 2019Curated by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Bianca Mońa, this playlist is inspired by the themes of her residency project, Wholeness Manifested.
“Afromystic E.P:” A Playlist by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Seyi AdebanjoSeptember 16, 2019Curated by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Seyi Adebanjo, this playlist is inspired by the themes of their residency project, Afromystic E.P.
“Staying Power:” A Playlist by Artist-in-Residence Ariana AllensworthSeptember 16, 2019Curated by 2019–2020 Artist-in-Residence Ariana Faye Allensworth, this playlist is inspired by her residency project, Staying Power.
Writing & Visual Art
We Are the Fabric by Katherine ToukhyDecember 1, 2020For Park Avenue Armory’s 100 Years | 100 Women project, Katherine Toukhy integrated colonial and Black liberation narratives into her pieces.