Once Upon a Place: Part II
Saturday, July 09 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us Saturday July 9 from 4 to 6pm at the historic landmark Chapel of the Sisters, for the second round of talks as part of the series Once Upon a Place.
For Once Upon a Place: Part II, three social practice artists: Sol Aramendi, Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful will present research gathered and projects created in collaboration with community participants to address local issues through art.
Chapel of the Sisters is located inside Prospect Cemetery (established in 1668), on 159th Street between Beaver Road and Evans Road, on the York College Campus in Jamaica, Queens. In this rare chance to see the Chapel, we will share new and old stories relating to Jamaica's past as a village and it's present as a changing part of the metropolis.
Once Upon a Place is a five-part public engagement series that presents an arts-based oral history model expanding upon the town hall panel format. Held in conjunction with Jameco Exchange, Once Upon a a Place explores the idea of public engagement arranged at the intersection of diverse audiences and everyday places. Reflecting on Jamaica’s identity as one of the world's most ethnically diverse places, and a multi-modal transportation hub, Once Upon a Place and the exhibition Jameco Exchange work in tandem to create community conversations within the context of a larger dialogue about a moment of social change sweeping across Jamaica, and New York City. Once Upon a Place is supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.