I talked about my project PERCENT FOR GREEN at the Association of Art Historians Conference, Royal College of Art April 2014. The academic session was on Socially Engaged Art titled, "But How Does it Work?": Clarifying the social value in the Arts moderated by Charoltte Bonham-Carter and Nicola Mann The American International University in London.
PERCENT FOR GREEN examines how to promote discussions on climate change in underserved communities and use art to facilitate building a coalition dedicated to making environmental progress possible. One of my goals is to create a Percent for Green Bill with community members from underserved areas in the Bronx. The bill will function as a legitimate work of art and legal form.
PERCENT FOR GREEN is a part of, “InClimate” conceived by Regina Cornwell, who is also its organizer and curator, and is being presented under the auspices of Franklin Furnace Archives and its founder-director Martha Wilson. InClimate's initiative, “calls upon artists, with the assistance of climate change specialists and lawyers, to find solutions and antidotes to our most cataclysmic problem.
This project is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts Through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and the New York CIty Department of Cultural Affairs.