Gallery for Social Activities

ACLU-NJ: Automated Injustice

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The ACLU of New Jersey started its Automated Injustice Project with a central question in mind: How has the New Jersey government’s use of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and automated decision systems affected the rights and well-being of people living in the Garden State? These systems have been shown to perpetuate Read More

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Land Use Intervention Library

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Land Use Intervention Library is part of an ongoing project about land use, climate change, and self-determination.  The project follows Last Street End, a series of facilitated, public encounters conducted in 2021 in Gowanus, Brooklyn involving ecology and municipal planning investigations, media making, and performance art. Material produced by participants Read More

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Corridos de Celestino

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“Corridos de Celestino” is a 2-CD project of original corridos, Mexican ballads. The CDs are accompanied by a booklet that sets each corrido in context and includes the words. The songs are interpreted by six different musicians in a variety of styles. The corrido, an important part of the Mexican Read More

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Atlantic City: The Musical

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“Atlantic City! City of Dreams!” sings our young ingénue as she jetés off the train into the oncoming traffic of Baltic Avenue. Atlantic City: The Musical is a new devised musical on the rise and fall of historically troubled Atlantic City. Created by Disaster Management Collective, a Philly-based gaggle of Read More

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Death Wings Project

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The 2022 Puffin Foundation grant supported the visual arts components of Death Wings Project including two pilots of the community art-making offering called “Death Wings: A Hands-on Creative Ritual for Remembering and Letting Go.” The pilot workshops were co-facilitated by grantee Bess Welden and Project artist Dana Legawiec. Participants included Read More

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