Projects

SOS: Self-Organized Spaces
Remake/Remodel Conference
2013
Panel on Regional Issues for Artist Spaces which included (L to R) moderater Bridget Donahue of Cleopatra's, Martha Wilson from Franklin Furnace, Rebecca Mazzei from Trinosophes, Ruthie Stringer and Dana Bishop-Root from Transformazium, and Yuka Yokoyama and David Dempewolf from Marginal Utility.SOS: Self Organized Spaces, Remake/Remodel Conference August 2013. Photograph by Kelsey Halliday Johnson
“Regional Issues for Artist Spaces” panel which included (L to R) moderator Bridget Donahue of Cleopatra’s, Martha Wilson from Franklin Furnace, Rebecca Mazzei from Trinosophes, Ruthie Stringer and Dana Bishop-Root from Transformazium, and Yuka Yokoyama and David Dempewolf from Marginal Utility. SOS: Self Organized Spaces, Remake/Remodel Conference, August 2013 at Vox Populi. Photograph by Kelsey Halliday Johnson

SOS (Self-Organized Spaces): Remake/Remodel was a conference co-presented by Vox Populi and Cleopatra’s Greenpoint to explore the current role of artist-run spaces in the broader artistic community. New alternative self-organized spaces in Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh were interviewed to foster a dialogue in the region and identify points of connection and overlap. With a unique focus on organizations, collectives, and alternative models that also stewarded a physical space, the conference tackled issues of programming models, permanency, gentrification, funding, power structures, and geography.

The first part of this project was videotaped interviews which created a database of oral histories of these spaces. The second part of the project was this conference in August of 2013 that addressed the issues brought up in this research. Self Organized Spaces was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

PCAH: Considering the Alternatives: Talking with Andrew Suggs of Vox Populi

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