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5th Annual Civic Art Lab on Orchard Street NYC

Volunteer-led Design and Sustainability Collaborative Launch the 5th Annual Civic Art Lab on Orchard Street

NYC — Oct 11-13, 2019

Civic Art Lab 2019

Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard Street

New York City 

Keynote: An Open Dialogue on Sustainability with Khnum “Stic” Ibomu

Stic (Dead Prez, RGB Fit Club)

6 pm Reception, 7 pm Talk

Introduction and co-moderation:
Tanika Williams, Union Theological Seminary  

Laura Scherling, Columbia University Teachers College

Jeff Kasper, Amherst College 


Civic Art Lab: Closing the Loop + Inhabiting the Loop is the fifth iteration of the annual, volunteer-powered artistic-activism, design, and sustainability-science lab—marking 10 years of free community-driven events. This year, it will be held on Orchard Street in Manhattan, between October 11th and 13th, 2019. The lab brings together artists, designers, technologists, activists, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers and learners from throughout New York City (and beyond!). The theme “Closing the Loop + Inhabiting the Loop”, focuses on the intersection of sustainability, design, and art in a circular economy to offer a series of unique workshops, events, and exhibitions that investigate diverse topics including: climate resilience, creative reuse, creative technologies, food science and permaculture, environmental justice, wellness, and civic stewardship. We welcome visitors to kick off the lab with us on Friday evening with an engaging multimedia performance by Anna Nazo. We are thrilled to welcome back Stic of RGB Fit Club and Dead Prez, for a Saturday evening keynote and open dialogue with the audience.

All guests are welcome to register via Evenbrite. Tickets are free, small donations power the volunteer-led project each year.

Civic Art Lab 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.

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