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Organizing with Art | Lecture by Laurie Palmer

  • Project Row Houses 2521 Holman Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)
 Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Reparations Campaign - Photo by CTJM

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Reparations Campaign - Photo by CTJM

Organizing with Art | Lecture by Laurie Palmer

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 7pm

Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street

In this talk, Palmer will present some participatory public art projects that have created positive change in policy or legislation or by initiating important neighborhood improvements including access to resources.

The examples will be drawn from all over the world and may include: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, which led to a Reparations Ordinance for over a hundred African American survivors of police torture; Tamms Year Ten, which led to the closing of a supermax prison in Illinois; Victory Gardens and Edible Estates, two projects that provide gardens and food for local communities on public lands; and Park Fiction, a project in which neighbors stopped a gentrifying development by making their own plans for how to use waterfront space.

The talk will focus on how these and other projects came to fruition in terms of organizing communities and offer insight into tactics for communities to come together to make their own decisions and generate plans using art.

This talk is presented in partnership with the EEDC.