Aug 102011

My Brooklyn was recently granted the astounding opportunity to present at the BMW Guggenheim Lab on Saturday, August 13th at 33 East 1st Street in the Lower East Side. We are programming an entire afternoon, from 12pm to 5pm of speakers, clips from our unfinished film, and discussion around the key issues. The event is totally free to attend and we welcome you to join us along with FUREE board member Maisha Morales, author and professor Meredith Tenhoor – co-author of Street Value: Shopping, Planning and Politics at Fulton Mall and several more guests. We will show clips from our ongoing Kickstarter campaign, footage from the film, and show our presentation and video from the BAVC NYC 2011 Producers Institute about Brooklyn: The Game. We’ll also screen Kelly and Allison’s film Someplace Like Home, which they made as an organizing tool with FUREE.

As part of the presentation, and to enrich the atmosphere, a number of Brooklyn-based artisans and vendors will sell their creations at the Lab. Through this, we hope to both support some burgeoning artists and demonstrate what public support for small businesses can do for the city, creatively and economically.

We hope you will join us this coming Saturday, August 13th from 12pm – 5pm, with a panel discussion at 7pm at the Lab on 33 East 1st Street, near Houston and Second Avenue.

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life.

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