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Call for submissions | Civic Art Lab 2020: Whole Systems

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We are pleased to announce the call for Civic Art Lab: Whole Systems 2020 (Oct 23-25)! This is our 6th year running our design, art, and sustainability lab together and it's been over a decade since we first began offering free workshops, events, and exhibitions. The lab will be virtual this year, held over Zoom, and the submission deadline is extended through Sept 5th, 2020. We welcome submissions for virtual workshops and talks, from anywhere around the world. The application form can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Ds1ErK Proposals may consider didactic or interactive elements that encourage remote participation, in order to spur ideas over the multi-day course of the lab. This may include participatory art, time-based media, performance, group dialogue, interactive elements, games, or learning materials, in addition to more traditional programs such as talks and panel discussions. Civic Art Lab 2020 focuses on "good health," well-being, and solutions to poverty; examining: the importance of reduction of health risks, accessible healthcare, anti-racism, and the improvement of access to shelter for those impacted by the ever more frequent "climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and environmental crisis," along with the mobilization of resources that include access to food, sanitation, and water. Basic human needs, when fulfilled, help to construct a "whole system" in which individuals and families can live in relation to the earth. We live in a complex, interdependent world. Today we collectively face a number of global challenges, and as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change exacerbates inequality and poverty, the importance of targets like the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is even greater.

The Civic Art Lab 2020 call for submissions seeks to uncover thoughtful, innovative, and integrated design-led solutions to these challenges. We look forward and thank you for your submissions and contributions!
To register for Civic Art Lab 2020: Whole Systems, please visit our eventbrite page:

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About GreenspaceNYC


327 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, US

Mission Statement

GreenspaceNYC develops, hosts, and curates participatory events, classes, and workshops about sustainability that run the gamut from art-making & sustainable architecture to food studies & urban agriculture. We offer these varied educational events in the hopes of building a network of committed participants interested in sharing information on sustainable practices to the broader public at free or little cost.


This project was is organized by Laura Scherling, Jeff Kasper, Courtney Selstad, and Andrew Haner. GreenspaceNYC is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, giving it its status as a 501(c)(3) and receives material sponsorship from Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs).

Email: info@greenspacenyc.org



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Fri Oct 23, 2020 - Sun Oct 25, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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