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Sustaining Neighborhoods: Artists Move Beyond Gentrification

A one-day event focused on the impact of arts and gentrification in collaboration with La Casa Azul Bookstore.

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Defining “Gentrification”

Readings and Articles about Artists & Housing Affordability

Continuing the Conversation: Action Steps


event description

Together with La Casa Azul Bookstore, The Laundromat Project presented a one-day event focused on the impact of arts and gentrification in New York City. We will explore how rapid neighborhood change affects artists as community members, how artists address gentrification in their work, as well as how artists and arts organizations can be stabilizing forces in their own neighborhoods.


This two-part event will include critical dialogue through a panel discussion and capacity building with a workshop that will give artists resources to pursue residential sustainability. Confirmed participants include artists Adeola Enigbokan and Caroline Woolard, and representatives from Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc.ArtHomeArtspace/PS109, and Actors Fund-Affordable Housing Initiatives.


Morning: Critical Dialogue (Panel Discussion)

The morning panel will explore how gentrification affects artists, and how artists use their talents to address gentrification, whether explicitly through their work, or implicitly by investing back into community with their art, presence, and time.


Afternoon: Capacity Building (Workshop)

What does affordable housing in New York City look like, and why does it matter? This workshop will also address the steps needed to secure affordable housing, how to assess personal income and credit scores, the process for identifying rental and homeownership opportunities in the city and providing the action steps for securing sustainable housing.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

10 AM – 5 PM

143 E. 103rd Street

New York, NY 10029


Translation will be provided for Spanish speakers upon request.



$10 pre-sale

$15 at the door

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