Ariana Faye Allensworth is a creative producer, photographer, and educator working at the intersection of art, culture, and activism. She is currently the Senior Manager of Teen Programs and Neighborhood Engagement at the International Center of Photography, and co-founded the New York City chapter of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. She is passionate about bridging connections between cultural production and radical social change.
Staying Power: A Participatory Storytelling Project
Combining oral history, photography, community-based research, and archival practices, Ariana will co-create a second iteration of the project Staying Power. In collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP), public housing residents, and other community partners involved in housing justice in NYC, Ariana will use photography, oral history, and video to document the stories of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. The project will create a living archive of residents’ lives as a means to preserve their history, envision futures, and shift narratives around public housing. In Staying Power, NYCHA residents are experts and co-authors of critical inquiry around housing justice. The project will culminate in a community listening and viewing party of the archive the residents create.
What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“Abundance makes visible the lived wisdom within all of us. It is a tool to resist the scarcity mindsets that often shape our movements and calls to community.”