Collective Art Intervention, VI Design
#DefineImmigrant is a project by a flash collective consisting of students in the Art, Education and Community Practice Program at NYU, led by Gran Fury member Avram Finkelstein. It aims to challenge the notion of what immigrant is and spark a dialogue around the contested issue of migration. Through intervention and performance #defineimmigrant engages the local community to respond to the politics of migration and basic human rights.
Experience Design, Programming
Shoal is about collaborative care-taking. Every person that plays contributes a fish to the pond, creating a complex, ever-changing collage of each player’s unique contribution. However, the fish must be protected. Starvation is a constant threat and a dangerous creature stalks the pond, waiting to eat any unsuspecting fish that swims too near.
Experience Design, Physical Computing, Crafting
Collective Art Project, Print Design
Inspired by the 1930s Mexican mural movement, the community mural as a social tool played a major role in the civil rights movement in the US. These larger than life artworks painted on the wall in the Lower East Side in New York City, historically home to working class immigrants, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans, provided a space for the community to tell stories of their history, hopes, struggles, and resistance. This practice of public art also allowed community to control its own public space.