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  • Brooklyn Navy Yard at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave, Cafe/Terrace Level Brooklyn, NY 11205 USA (map)

Conversation #2: Adapting to Your Place

WHEN Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Doors open at 6pm, program begins at 6:30pm
WHERE Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92 - 63 Flushing Ave, Cafe/Terrace Level, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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A benefit of socially engaging art is that it often takes place in unexpected, publicly­accessible spaces. For example, by bringing art to community gardens, parks and public plazas, we create connection among neighbors and more vibrant neighborhoods. This conversation will uncover the plethora of community spaces and resources available to artists, while also addressing site­ specific work and contextual considerations. 

*Please note this workshop takes place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92*

David KorenFIGMENT
David is the Founder, Executive Producer, and Executive Director of FIGMENT, a participatory arts event that now takes place in 12 cities in 4 countries. FIGMENT was founded on Governors Island in New York Harbor in 2007 on the belief that everyone has the capacity to be creative, and that art is something that everyone can create and interact with. The NYC event has grown dramatically, and now welcomes 25,000 participants each year who engage with 200 arts projects. The Village Voice has named FIGMENT NYC the Best Art Festival in New York City. BBC Travel has written, “If Figment were a country, it would be the happiest in the world – and I would apply for citizenship immediately.” David’s new book, FIGMENT (What is this? Why is nothing for sale? Why is everyone smiling?) is available as a softcover and ebook on

+ Risa Puno, Artist. Creator of the "Common Picnic" last summer that was part of FIGMENT's summer­long sculpture program on Governors Island.

MAKE SOME PLACE is a series of five interactive workshops that examine ‘creative placemaking’ as it relates to artists and their practice. By shedding light on the abundance of increasingly available resources and funding opportunities, the workshops are designed to empower artists as they find new ways of engaging communities by integrating arts and culture into community building initiatives.

The series features moderators, artists, scholars and social entrepreneurs. Each speaker is paired with an artist offering a more in­depth dialogue. Together, they provide insight into social practice work and how urban areas benefit from intentional inclusion of the arts and culture as a means to enriching the urban landscape. The audience is also invited to participate in the conversation during each session for a truly immersive experience. 

Organized and facilitated by CUE's 2016 Public Programming Fellows, Jordan Dyniewski and perryne lee poy lokhandwala.

Supported by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Later Event: September 28