Field Day 2017: Mapping Our Journey to Sanctuary
Join us for this Field Day 2017 Bed-Stuy event:
WEAVING HISTORIES: MAPPING OUR JOURNEY TO SANCTUARY
Saturday, September 23, at 2-6 PM
Hancock Community Garden, 324 Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
This site specific installation will be built throughout the day as the Bed-Stuy community participates in a workshop facilitated by local weaving studio, Weaving Hand. Participants will create flags affirming their presence in the Bed-Stuy community. The space itself will be modeled after a domestic scene with the dining table loom anchoring the center of the space. Residents will collectively build a sanctuary space through weaving and contributing personal objects (book, pot, piece of fabric, etc) and stories of building community.
This workshop will celebrate the parallels between the experience of building and preserving community in the face of rapid gentrification and the immigrant experience of preserving culture and identity.
Light food will be provided.