September 2017|Spectrum News NY1
A project to re-imagine the borough's North Shore moves another step forward. Staten Island Arts unveiled a new exhibit as part of its ongoing "Future Culture" project. The initiative aims to bring public art to under-utilized spaces along the North Shore waterfront.
September 2017|Curbed New York
As part of the Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront project, a culture plan examining ways to boost economic development within the rapidly changing North Shore, the island will showcase two exhibits from local artists that document the shifting community.
But the exhibits, spearheaded by the Design Trust for Public Space, aren’t meant to simply be passive affairs; the group is also encouraging public interaction by asking locals to submit their ideas for the transforming neighborhood.
September 2017|Staten Island Advance
Can developers and creatives find a way to play in the proverbial sandbox together? Maybe even share in this phase of unprecedented growth amid the proposed Bay Street Corridor rezoning?
That’s the mission behind “Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront,” a Design Trust partnership with Staten Island Arts, which “aims to shape and communicate a vision that supports and promotes the area’s unique communities, develops art and cultural initiatives, and strengthens the relationship between the cultural sector and owners and stewards of property.”
September 2017|The New York Times
Shooting along Victory Boulevard, Mr. Smit found diverse, bursting communities both connected to and distinct from the global metropolis across the harbor. The North Shore is home to Little Sri Lanka and Little Liberia. To serve a bustling Albanian enclave, there’s a mosque with a school and a community center…[Gareth Smith’s] exhibit, “North Shore,” will be on display starting Sept. 16 at the Alice Austen House.
September 2017|The Architect's Newspaper
This month, the Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts launching a new series of public arts projects, Future Culture, with the broader mission of connecting people to Staten Island’s North Shore and heightening its role in greater New York as a cultural destination. Six finalist proposals for site-specific installations or programs will be surveyed in the exhibition, which opens on September 14.
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