Civic Art Lab 2019: Invitation to volunteer groups interested in design and sustainability education

Save to Favorites


  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested
GreenspaceNYC logo

We welcome volunteer groups interested to attend our free sustainability and design education lab to gain hands on experience in a series of workshops and talks.

Civic Art Lab 2019 is hosted by GreenspaceNYC (, a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of more equitable and sustainable cities.

Civic Art Lab 2019 is the 5th iteration of our art, design, science and sustainability lab, held in the gallery and workshop space Chinatown Soup between October 11th and 13th, 2019. This year's lab brings together artists, designers, and educators from Columbia University, Queens College, Pratt, Royal College of Art, Perez Architecture, and other independent design and fine art studios. Workshops, events, and exhibitions lead investigations into diverse themes such as: climate change and climate resilience, creative re-use, urban agriculture, sustainable architecture, environmental justice, and more. This year's theme considers creative collaboration in a circular economy, zero-waste practices, and the future of sustainability and resilience.

Civic Art Lab 2019
Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard Street

Full listing:
Full registration:

Individual workshop, talk, and event registration below.

Friday Oct 11th

3:30 pm (concludes Sunday Oct 13th 3-4:30 pm)
Mapping our Microbiome // The Collective Fabric
Instructor: Floor Grootenhuis

5:30 pm
Art and Design Exhibition + Performance
Artists, designers, technologists: Yasmeen Abdallah, Alexandre Dang, Jackie Duvall-Smith, Charisse Foo, Zoey Hart & Shannon Finnell, Dan Horn and Leonel Ponce, Hyunsoo Alice Kim, Naomi Kuo, Anna Nazo, and Mark West
Performance by Anna Nazo

Saturday Oct 12th

11:30 am
Threads that Connect Us: Making and Unmaking with Mushrooms
Instructor: Nica Rabinowitz

1 pm
Art, Design, + Sustainability Talks
Hyunsoo Alice Kim, Teachers College Columbia University
Neha Limaye, SustainARTable Living
Zoey Hart & Shannon Finnell, Arts Connective
Janet Viader, Toast Ale

3 pm
Sewing Circuits
Instructor: Victoria Manganiello

6 pm
An Open Dialogue on Sustainability with Khnum "Stic" Ibomu
Speaker: Stic (Dead Prez, RGB Fit Club)
6 pm Reception, 7 pm Talk

Sunday Oct 13th

12:30 pm
Design, Social Impact, and Sustainability Talks
Short workshop and presentations by:
Daniel Horn and Leonel Ponce, Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI+)
Mark West, House of Mark West Gallery and Upcycle Junction Market
Tanika Williams, Union Theological Seminary
Martin Urbach, Liberation Drum Circles

3 pm (Part 2)
Mapping our Microbiome // The Collective Fabric
Instructor: Floor Grootenhuis

4:30 pm
Recontextual Recipe
Instructor: Shuyi Cao

1 More opportunity with GreenspaceNYC

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).




Fri Oct 11, 2019 - Sun Oct 13, 2019
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM  


Chinatown Soup16 Orchard StNew York, NY 10002



  • Environmental Education
  • Visual Arts
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18

Report this opportunity