Trisha joined The LP team as our Senior Manager of Arts & Pedagogy in January 2023. Get to know more about her!
In what neighborhood do you live?
How did you first become connected to The LP, or hear about The LP?
One day on a walk I passed the store front and wanted to know more about the organization.
So, what attracted you to The LP? How does working here relate to your professional goals?
The LP Values! Finding a work environment that align with my values and goal to pour back into my community with my skills of being innovative and developing curriculum.
Do you have your own creative practice? If so, tell us more!
Yes, I like to look at the connections between art and science and how it connects to BIPOC original practices.
Can you tell us about an artist or project that has inspired you?
Uzo Njoku is an amazing artist that has explored various ways to expand her artistry and pattern-making at the intersection of BIPOC visual stories and entrepreneurship.
What is your favorite… film?…album?…food?
Back to the Future, Whack World by Tierra Whack, and Thai Food
Where do you do your laundry?
Across the street from my apartment.
In your opinion, why does art matter?
Art is a universal language of connection in a world that tries to tell us that we are all different. You cannot control what art will translate to another person, but you can know that the expression of a soul and mind can be seen.
What LP value do you most related to and why?
Be Propelled by Love, because there can never be too much love. Love creates space for us to be ourselves while still holding the individuals within the community accountable for making change.
Trisha Barton is the Senior Manager of Arts & Pedagogy with The Laundromat Project. She has her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and her EdM in Art Education and Creative Technology from Columbia University. Trisha’s work is focused on the affordances of hands-on experience in understanding, transferring, and integrating multiple subjects when creating. For the last eight years, Trisha has researched STEAM/STEM curricula and pedagogy while working with diverse individuals in gender, age, and ethnicity. Trisha has also conducted many hours of virtual facilitation around social justice and design workshops she designed from scratch. She has also spoken and presented at Blacks at Microsoft Culture Slam, Bank Street School for Children, and The Smithsonian through the Air & Space Museum. Before the Laundromat Project, she was the Lead Designer for Gottesman Libraries. Trisha’s work with The Laundromat Project focuses around developing a robust pedagogical identity for The Laundromat Project to use with its artists and community.