Join us for a weekend long series of sustainability themed activities as part of the FIGMENT Arts Festival on Governors Island, NY! Explore the island, participate in hundreds of art projects, and get hands-on at our Sustainability Lab!
FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support.
GREENSPACENYC has been selected to lead a series of activities including workshops and discussions related to sustainability, art and design, community building, and urban studies.
Teaching Artists, Designers, Planners, Community Advocates, and the GREENSPACENYC Team will be leading a variety of engaging micro-classes all weekend long!
*The GREENSPACENYC "Sustainability Lab" installation will be in the Nolan Park section of Governors Island.
WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSIONS:
Saturday June 9:
Collaborative collage and sound experiments:
with artist Robert Bohn (http://robertbohn.tumblr.com/)
with green crafter / up-cycling enthusiast Courtney Selstad
1 - 2:30p Book-Making from recycled materials:
with artist / designer Sophie Cooke (http://www.behance.net/sophiecooke)
Design your own treehouse (for kids):
with architect Andrew Haner (http://sun-tect.com/)
Sunday June 10:
12 - 2p Community Mapping:
with planner / designer Mike Ernst (http://www.mikeernst.net/)
2 - 4p Natural Textile Dye workshop:
with community advocate Jennifer Lauren, and textile artists Owyn Ruck & Addison Walz of the Textile Arts Center (http://www.textileartscenter.com/index.html)
GREENSPACENYC (http://www.greenspacenyc.org/)'s mission is to create physical and digital spaces for dialogue and education about issues pertaining to urban sustainability and community advocacy.
We hope that participants use the information, skills and resources obtained from our online forum and our offline events, and are inspired to start their own projects and help to make New York a more sustainable city.