2017

On Saturday on June 17, the weekend before Juneteenth, The LP’s 2017 Create Change Cohort visited current Bed-Stuy Artists-in-Residence Lizania Cruz, who welcomed us into her studio. She shared about her project “We the News,” which will start next month in partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Bed-Stuy’s Hancock Community Backyard Garden ... MORE
In the midst of an era fueled by generalizations and incendiary rhetoric, how do we share immigrant stories in a way that is reflective and representative of their complexity and humanity? We the News aims to amplify these unique stories… MORE
Inspired by community run schools founded throughout Black American history, The Black School: Harlem is an experimental art school that combines art making workshops with presentations and group discussions on radical Black political theory. MORE
The African proverb “ubuntu (uu-boon-tuu, Nguni-Bantu),” meaning humanity towards others, serves as the cornerstone for Tijay Mohammed’s residency project… MORE

2016

A series of exploratory stop animation workshops as a vehicle for Harlem community. MORE
A coquito helado cart, an icon in the Latino Bronx community, that documents the impact of climate change on communities of color. MORE
The Iyapo Repository is a resource library that houses a collection of digital and physical artifacts created to affirm and project the future(s) of peoples of African descent. MORE

 

2015

A public art exhibition of photographs along Tompkins & Myrtle Avenues, and an online archive of personal stories from Bed-Stuy residents MORE

 

2014

Documenting the narratives of Harlemites through a compilation CD project. MORE
Re-creating the Native American custom of trade in an urban environment and allowing a mutual exchange between neighbors. MORE
A social hub where community members can engage and share stories which will be collected Lonely Planet-style guidebook. MORE

 

2013

A laundromat-based film festival screening independent media from 32 filmmakers and media producers. MORE
Stories, anecdotes, jokes, urban legends, and histories about buying and selling in the neighborhood. MORE
Creating a walkable timeline of Malcolm X’s life. MORE

 

2012

An interactive media installation highlighting unfair and abusive working conditions still experienced by workers in Brooklyn’s garment industry. MORE
Sinema White brought her neighbors together to express their daily struggles and triumphs through song. MORE
Transforming a Jackson Heights laundromat into a yoga studio. MORE
Collecting and envisioning new ideas for connecting the Mott Haven neighborhood with the Harlem River waterfront. MORE
A temporary photo studio in a Harlem laundromat, capturing the identity and energy of a changing neighborhood. MORE
Using mosaic to bring attention to waterfront redevelopment and empower residents to become active in the discourse about community change. MORE

 

2011

A series of literacy-based activities responding to public library budget cuts. MORE
A postcard kiosk responding to gentrification in Jersey City. MORE
Collecting emigration stories and representing their transitions with small metal planes. MORE
A platform for longtime neighbors to share perspectives on the changing face of Harlem through video and prose. MORE
Transforming an Inwood laundromat into an English language classroom. MORE

 

2010

A workshop series aimed at creating a sustainable future through the cultivation of fresh produce. MORE
A boombox tower and community mixtape. MORE
A documentary-style animated short based on the oral histories of Jersey City and Woodside residents MORE

 

2009

A hotline laundromat patrons can call to share their secrets. MORE
A multi-media documentary portrait of the struggle for “home.” MORE
A photo booth for participants to share their personal journeys. MORE

 

2007

Harlem youth illustrate their visions of their neighborhood on ceramic tiles. MORE
A community book exchange and public performance. MORE

 

2006

An artist book distributed to neighbors at the laundromat. MORE
A drawing cart inviting neighbors to sit, draw, and make conversation. MORE
A documentary film addressing the experiences of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. MORE