Real Estate for Birds

FABnyc office

61 E. 4th street
New York, NY 10003

Looking for ways to talk to your neighbors about gentrification? Real Estate for Birds is a performance art score (set of instructions for a live art project) which centers around literally trying to teach the concept of landownership to birds. It's a fun, light hearted tool you can use to push your neighbors to think critically about the concept of land ownership and how it influences gentrification. Each evening participants will work together to do the score using Theater of the Oppressed inspired acting exercises and found object sculptures. Professional creatives and novices are equally welcome.

Following our well-received Land Use workshop by James Lloyd in Fall 2015, we are glad to be joined by performance artist Aisha Cousins for Real Estate for Birds, a two-part workshop part of an ongoing Land Use workshop series organized by FABnyc.

Over the evening, participants will learn about ways to effectively take advantage of the opportunities that currently exist, explore our relationship to the larger history of land ownership in the United States, and imagine ways our existing opportunities could be leveraged to cultivate the kind of scenarios we would like to see happening 50-100 years from now.

Tuesday, 02 February, 2016


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