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Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City

The goal of this workshop is to help educators in higher ed create place-based lesson plans that encourage students to think critically about monuments, landmarks, and public artworks as they relate to issues such as immigration, ethnic identity, and contested memory.

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 Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City
 Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 17, 2024, 11:00 PM

New York, 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

About the Event

Creative Spaces/Contested Spaces: Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City is an exploration of Italian American public art that examines how monuments and landmarks are created, interpreted, forgotten, or become sites of conflict. With the recent focus on monuments to Italian explorers and their relationship to issues of colonization and genocide, and given the prominent role Italian American immigrant artisans have played in making New York’s monuments, public art created by and about Italian Americans is an especially rich means of exploring humanities-related socio-cultural concerns of aesthetics, power, and belonging.

Creative Spaces/Contested Spaces workshops are two identical sessions: Session 1, June 10-14, 2024and Session 2, June 17-21, 2024. Both workshops will take place at the FIT campus (227 West 27th St.) in Manhattan and will include daily site visits to various locations throughout the city. You may choose to apply for Session 1 or 2 or for one specific Session.

Project Director(s) Rebecca Bauman; Amy Werbel; Daniel Levinson WilkLecturers and Visiting Faculty John Avelluto; Marcella Bencivenni; Michele H. Bogart; Daniel Katz; Eduardo Montes-Bradley,; Nicola Lucchi; Kyunghee Pyun; Laura Ruberto; Joseph Sciorra; Jack Tchen; Mary Anne Trasciatti; Mario Valero

Grantee Institution Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNYFunded through the Division of Education Programs

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