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Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM   Absolutely Free
Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard St


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Civic Art Lab 2019 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.

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 2019
Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard Street

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Individual workshop, talk, & event registration below.

Friday Oct 11th

3:30 pm (concludes Sunday Oct 13th 3-4:30 pm)
Mapping our Microbiome // The Collective Fabric
Instructor: Floor Grootenhuis

5:30 pm
Art & Design Exhibition + Performance
Artists, designers, technologists: Yasmeen Abdallah, Alexandre Dang, Jackie Duvall-Smith, Charisse Foo, Zoey Hart & Shannon Finnell, Dan Horn & Leonel Ponce, Hyunsoo Alice Kim, Naomi Kuo, Anna Nazo, & Mark West
Performance by Anna Nazo

Saturday Oct 12th

11:30 am
Threads that Connect Us: Making & Unmaking with Mushrooms
Instructor: Nica Rabinowitz

1 pm
Art, Design, + Sustainability Talks
Hyunsoo Alice Kim, Teachers College Columbia University
Neha Limaye, SustainARTable Living
Zoey Hart & Shannon Finnell, Arts Connective
Janet Viader, Toast Ale

3 pm
Sewing Circuits
Instructor: Victoria Manganiello

6 pm
An Open Dialogue on Sustainability with Khnum Stic Ibomu
Speaker: Stic (Dead Prez, RGB Fit Club)
6 pm Reception, 7 pm Talk

Sunday Oct 13th

12:30 pm
Design, Social Impact, & Sustainability Talks
Short workshop & presentations by:
Daniel Horn & Leonel Ponce, Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI+)
Mark West, House of Mark West Gallery & Upcycle Junction Market
Tanika Williams, Union Theological Seminary
Martin Urbach, Liberation Drum Circles

3 pm (Part 2)
Mapping our Microbiome // The Collective Fabric
Instructor: Floor Grootenhuis

4:30 pm
Recontextual Recipe
Instructor: Shuyi Cao

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