LaBrecha

Mind the Gap / La Brecha
Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby

2012


About the Project

Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby worked with their neighbors to propose new ways of connecting their neighborhood to green space along the waterfront within the South Bronx and Randall’s Island. By mapping the relationships–both visible and invisible–that shape the issues affecting their community, Mind the Gap/La Brecha built connections between people and place and brought new voices to the conversation around the future of our neighborhood–all in the time of a spin cycle

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín are artists and educators working between the studio, the classroom, and the city. Their collaborative practice explores the relationship between people and place through a variety of media, and relies heavily on community participation and engagement. Their recent projects, Boogie Down Rides in “This Side of Paradise,” organized by No Longer Empty, and When the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was Holding it Down produced with Action Club for “Shifting Communities” at the Bronx River Art Center combined installation with public programming and community engagement to create conversations about critical issues in the Bronx.

 

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Creative Conversations: Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Elizabeth Hamby, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin