Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on Staten Island’s North Shore
September 14 – December 9, 2017
Organized by Staten Island Arts, Design Trust for Public Space, and the Design Trust Fellows
Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront, home to hundreds of artists and arts organizations, is rapidly developing. In the midst of this change, the Future Culture project aims to shape and communicate a vision for culture that supports and promotes the area’s unique cultural communities, develops art and cultural initiatives, and strengthens the relationship between the cultural sector and owners and stewards of property. The project was proposed by Staten Island Arts through the Design Trust for Public Space’s 2014 open call, and selected by an independent jury. A team of Fellows, working with local residents, artists, civic activists and small business owners, developed a set of initial recommendations which was released in March 2017 and we are now testing through pilot projects. Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust issued a call to artists for proposals for pilot projects. The work in this exhibit features the finalists, and the two selected projects.
This exhibition runs concurrently with Gareth Smit: North Shore on view at Alice Austen House on view September 16- December 23.