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With Neha Limaye (SustainARTable Living), Zoey Hart (Arts Connective), Hyunsoo Alice Kim (Teachers College Columbia), Shannon Finnell (Arts Connective), Janet Viader (Toast Ale).
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 01:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Chinatown Soup, 16b Orchard St


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Civic Art Lab 2019 | Art, Design, + Sustainability Talks

This series of short talks on circular economy & zero-waste practices brings together educators & practitioners working at the intersection of art, design, product design & development.


Hyunsoo Alice Kim, Teachers College Columbia University
Hyunsoos current research on sustainable leather production seeks ways to minimize environmental impact & pollution reduction of fashion & textiles production through the use of technology, suggesting energy-efficient, ethical, & sustainable production that could benefit animal rights & human welfare.

Neha Limaye, SustainARTable Living
Sustainable Living extends beyond the act of saving the planet. Citing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Neha Limaye presents SustainARTable Living - where practicing artists nurture & cultivate creativity hidden inside of everyone in an effort to further Sustainable Living with healthy minds.

Zoey Hart & Shannon Finnell, Arts Connective
This talk & projected image series will introduce Arts Connective, a digital collaboration platform for international artists to share & present work around common social issues. Zoey & Shannon will project their digital exhibition for Volume 1: Sustainability, to introduce a discussion on social sustainability within artist communities.

Janet Viader, Toast Ale
Toast Ale is award-winning beer brewed with surplus fresh bread. All profits go to the charity Feedback who share Toast Ale's mission to end food waste. In her talk, Janet Viader will discuss the practices & processes involved in making their craft beer, that to-date, has saved 142,305 slices of surplus bread from going to waste.

This series of talks is part of Civic Art Lab 2019 is the 5th iteration of our art, design, science & sustainability lab, held in the gallery & workshop space Chinatown Soup between October 11th & 13th, 2019. This year's lab brings together artists, designers, & educators from Columbia University, Queens College, Pratt, Royal College of Art, Perez Architecture, & other independent design & fine art studios. Workshops, events, & exhibitions lead investigations into diverse themes such as: climate change & climate resilience, creative re-use, urban agriculture, sustainable architecture, environmental justice, & more. This year's theme considers creative collaboration in a circular economy, zero-waste practices, & the future of sustainability & resilience.

Civic Art Lab is open to everybody. Tickets are free. Small donations are encouraged & help to keep the lab running each year.

Civic Art Lab is hosted by GreenspaceNYC (, a non-profit collaborative that develops & curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, & public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, & promote the future of more equitable & sustainable cities.

Co-Directors & Founders / GREENSPACENYC + Civic Art Lab:
Laura Scherling, Jeff Kasper
Organizers: Dan Horn, Leonel Ponce
Sponsors: Chinatown Soup, Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs), ORLI+

Questions? Contact Laura: [masked]

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