2021 Create Change Artist-In-Residence
LES | Theater, Film, Community Organizing
Gabriel G. Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia and New York. He has directed shows and readings in Hong Kong, Colombia and New York. Gabriel also works in Education and Community Organizing. He holds a BA in Liberal Sciences and he is a candidate for an MA in Media Studies, both at The New School. He was part of EmergeNYC20’ and Creative Capital Taller Profesional Para Artistas.
Gabriel G. Torres and collaborators will facilitate Haus of Dust, a three-pronged project to support and educate Queer Latinx communities struggling with substance use in the Lower East Side. Working alongside social workers, neuroscientists, and queer community leaders, Haus of Dust will encompass an online interactive game for anxiety and stress relief, a garden installation with community programming, and an immersive theatrical experience.
What is the role of art and culture for the future of the city?
To shape and develop,
Critical Thinking and Empathy,
To transform into the future,
The reason of the now.
Necessary for the many,
conflictive for the few.
The human spirit.