The project we are proposing is called ARTfarm and as the name suggests, it derives inspiration from the Bronx Museum and the local farmers market. The site selected was a Step Street on 180 E 165th Street between Grand Concourse and Sheridan Avenue in Bronx. There is a weeded, run down area surrounding these steps. The site has multiple levels that allows us to transform this space into an interactive urban space for the local community. A farmers market is held every few days close to the site which gave us the idea of creating a green community space. The site is also close to the Bronx Museum which gave us the reason to make this space not only communal and green but artistically inclined. Our proposal included planters of varied sizes, shapes, colors and materials with perennials that last the season and longer. We have been working with found objects like cabinet doors and elliptical tubing materials to create these planters.
Other than that we have been trying to get the local community involved in the process of creating this communal space. With the help of the Bronx Museum, we participated in their family affair day where the children from the community painted planters. We plan on encouraging ownership of this space by asking neighboring households, bodegas, etc to adopt a planter in the site and look after its upkeep. The installation will sport a mix of community, culture and art.
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by Oscar Niedermeyer
on April 5, 2012
to Vote for “Food Fence” in the GOOD Maker Challenge!!!Hello NY-chapter,
I met some of you in the later part of last year.
I’m happy to report that I became Design Fellow for Football for Hope Congo and I have already been living in Cape Town for 2 months, working here at the local AfH office before I’ll move to Congo in about 2 months.
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by Jennifer Dunn
on September 1, 2011
to Wine Tasting & Food Pairing FundraiserThere are still a few tickets left to tonight’s Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Fundraiser for Projects at the Moore Brothers Wine Company. The tasting will begin at 6:30PM and will include a brief presentation about the current projects we have running. Tickets are $15.00 and you can pay using Paypal by emailing the address below. Please RSVP as space is limited!
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by Annie Ledbury
on July 12, 2011
to July Working Meeting : New Project WorkshopStay out of the heat and join us today at 6:30 on the 6th floor of the Van Alen Institute (30 W 22nd St.) for our new projects workshop! Connect with other volunteers, cultivate your humanitarian project ideas, and find out how to plug into grant opportunities to make your designs a reality.