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Event Recap: 2022 Create Change Fellows PresentationGather & Create is The Laundromat Project’s annual community gathering celebrating the Create Change Artists-in-Residence.
Preserving Histories with Chinatown Art BrigadeChinatown Art Brigade is mapping and preserving cultural heritage in Chinatown, Manhattan.
Event Recap: Gather & CreateGather & Create is The Laundromat Project’s annual community gathering celebrating the Create Change Artists-in-Residence.
Event Recap: Abolitionist StoryworkExploring narrative justice strategies to create community care, safety, and liberation. ⁠
Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts: Xenia Diente and Jaclyn ReyesOf the 86,000 Filipinos in NYC, over half live in Queens, with the largest concentration of Filipino-owned businesses on a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue known as Little Manila.
Staying Power: Reframing the Narrative of Public Housing with Ariana Faye AllensworthStaying Power is a collaborative, multidisciplinary art and research project that celebrates the people’s history of NYCHA.
Resistance through Song: Tunnel Mobile Karaoke with Jevijoe VitugTunnel Mobile Karaoke activated tunnels as sanctuary-like spaces for immigrants of color by encouraging participants to sing songs in their mother tongue. As lyrics were projected against tunnel walls, songs activated the space of the underpass.
Afromystic E.P: Exploring Gender Fluidity in the Divine with Seyi AdebanjoWhat happens when people of all gender expressions can see themselves reflected in their religious and spiritual traditions?
Wholeness Manifested: Finding Abundance with Bianca MońaHow do you access wholeness and wellness? Artist Bianca Mońa set out to find answers through oral history interviews with wellness practitioners in her community.
Event Recap: Radical MappingTune in to Radical Mapping to learn how communities of color can creatively use practices like cultural asset mapping, cartography, and archiving to invest in and make meaning of our localities.
Vote by Mail by Karina Aguilera SkvirskyPart performance, part documentary, part PSA, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Equality Tea by Jaime SunwooIn her short film, Jaime Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Sister Outsider: A Remembering and Declaration of These Our Self Evident Truths…We Be Black, We Be Woman, We Be Human. by Abby DobsonAn exploration of Black women’s relationship to suffrage, belonging, and citizenship in the US.
Penny Wasn’t Pullin’ No Wagon, by LaTasha N. Nevada DiggsArtist LaTasha Diggs pays tribute to women who were not immediately affected by the 1920 suffrage decision due to systemic racism.
Event Recap: Gather & Act 2020On September 29, 2020, The LP gathered in celebration of our 15th year of advancing art projects and building community.
We the News: Amplifying the Stories of Black Immigrants and First Generation Americans, Lizania CruzWe the News: Amplifying the Stories of Black Immigrants and First Generation AmericansLizania Cruz created "We the News," a pop-up newsstand that publishes stories by Black immigrants about their experiences in the US.
Critical Mapping Q & A with Ariana Faye AllensworthCritical Mapping Q & A with Ariana Faye AllensworthThe LP chats with Ariana Faye Allensworth on her residency, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, and more.
A World Inside Drawing: Celebrating Our NeighborhoodsFamilies in Sugar Hill created illustrated books with artist Leslie Jiménez inspired by memories in their neighborhood.
Yes, Femme! A Community Space for Femmes of ColorSal Muñoz’s ongoing series, The FEMME Project, features photographs and interviews with cis and trans femmes of color.
Rose Petal Refuge: Creating Sanctuary for Queer and Trans* People of ColorThree Soulscapes arrive in Harlem parks as spaces of sanctuary, by artist Zeelie Brown, for queer and trans* people of color.
Creative Conversations: Financial Literacy and Sustainability for Cultural Producers“Grinding leads to Dust" - We talk about how artists and cultural producers can build more financial sustainability into their practices.
ID Shop – Round Robin: Two Bridges NewspaperSue Jeong Ka documents narratives of undocumented immigrants in the process of applying for government-issued ID cards.
We the News: Black Immigration NarrativesWe the News by Lizania Cruz shares Black immigrant stories through bilingual zines in small Bed-Stuy businesses.
The Black School – Harlem: In the Freedom School TraditionThe Black School: Harlem is an experimental art school that combines art making with discussions on radical Black political theory.
Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are: Community Appreciation through PortraitsTijay Mohammed and neighbors in the South Bronx create mixed-media portraits in celebration of the women in their lives.
Black August Cocoon: Safety and Self Defense for Black GNC folks and WomenDuring the month of Black August, OlaRonke Akinmowo led Black women, femmes and GNC people in self-defense and affirmation classes.
Creative Conversations: Fire Escape TalksArtists Abby Dobson, Nayo Sasaki-Picou, and Kearra Gopee talk on a fire escape on art, Caribbean identities, blackness, and womanhood.
The Iyapo Repository: Future Tech in Bed-StuyAyodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega created a pop-up museum that exhibits technological artifacts designed by Bed-Stuy residents.
Harlem Motion: An Animated View of HarlemHavanna Fisher hosted stop motion workshops where community members created animations and connected with neighbors in Harlem.
Coco Climate Cart: Climate Change in the South BronxMisra Walker uses a helado cart, a Latino Bronx icon, to document the impact of climate change on communities of color.
A Living Room On Roosevelt: Community Safety in Jackson HeightsRo Garrido brings a living room to Roosevelt Ave where community members have conversations on safety in Jackson Heights.
The Khayamiya Monument: Herstories on Displacement and WarKatherine Toukhy opens a space for Arab women and U.S. female veterans in Bay Ridge to share stories of displacement and war.
Dioko: Senegalese Narratives in West HarlemElvira Clayton explores the cultural parallels between the African-American and Senegalese communities in West Harlem.
Story Block: Life on Kelly StreetThe cultural history of Kelly Street in the Bronx is archived by artists Alison Kibbe and Sasha Phyars-Burgess.
Know Waste Lands: A Community Garden in BushwickRaul Ayala and Fernanda Espinoza create mixed-media murals that live on the walls of Bushwick community garden, Know Waste Lands.
My Baryo, My Borough: Oral Histories of Filipino AmericaClaro de los Reyes celebrates the legacies of the Filipino/Filipino-American community in Queens through an oral history archive.
Griots in ‘The Stuy’: A Neighborhood as a Living ArchiveBed-Stuy residents are spotlighted by Rasu Jilani in an oral history archive and exhibition of portraits along Tompkins Avenue.
The Department of Local Affairs: A Story Social HubA social hub sneaks into the everyday, in a laundromat in Bed-Stuy, where patrons and artist Chloë Bass share stories with each other.
Beauty in Her Own Words: Salon Stories from Woodside, QueensIn a beauty salon in Woodside, Queens Sukjong Hong interviews customers and neighbors to create a magazine reflective of the stories and beauty of immigrant women.
Five Boro Story Project: Cross-Borough Community StorytellingBridget Bartolini organizes city-wide storytelling programs where New Yorkers share stories and art inspired by their neighborhoods.
Housing is a Human Right: Affordable Housing and the Struggle for HomeA multi-media documentary portrait by Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone of the struggle for home in New York City.
Good Trade: Urban Indigenous Mutual ExchangeIn the South Bronx, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem enacts the Native American custom of trade in an urban environment.
Harlem On My Mind, Too: Harlem Local NarrativesWhat does a Harlem storytelling mixtape sound like? Poet beluvid ola-jendai finds out.
ABC 7 Report: The Inwood Laundromat Language InstituteABC 7 coverage of The Inwood Laundromat Language Institute by 2011 Artist-in-Residence, Hector Canonge.

Podcasts & Sound

The LP Documents: Radical Imagination with Piper AndersonLP Executive Director Kemi Ilesanmi and 2021 Radical Imagination Fellow Piper Anderson on abolition, mental health, rethinking carceral approaches to harm, and more.
The LP Documents: Fellows EditionIn this voicemail style, call-in episode listen to stories and reflections from Create Change Fellows on what connection and affirmation has looked like for them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LP Documents: Community Building in Ballroom with Sydney Baloue and Samer RIDIKKULUZWhat does community building and affirmation look like in the ballroom scene? Listen to a special Pride Month episode with ballroom performers Sydney Baloue and Samer Riddikuluz.
Meditation: Reflective Reverberation I, II, IIIBianca Mońa produced a series of mindfulness meditations comprised of found sound.
The LP Documents: Salvador Muñoz – Yes, Femme!An interview with Sal Muñoz on their ongoing multifaceted series, The FEMME Project.
The LP Documents: Lizania Cruz – We the NewsInterview with Lizania Cruz on We the News, a project that amplifies stories of Black immigrants through a pop-up newsstand.
The LP Documents: Zeelie Brown – Rose Petal RefugeInterview with Zeelie Brown on Rose Petal Refuge, an installation and sanctuary space for queer and trans* people of color.
The LP Documents: Leslie Jiménez – A World Inside DrawingInterview with Leslie Jiménez on their project A World Inside Drawing, in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem.
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