Our friends and previous Art in Odd Places artist collective, Brolab, just started a kickstarter campaign for an upcoming project.
Learn more about it here:
A site for community gathering
When installed in the courtyard of New York Public Library's Mott Haven Branch, Piazza Gratissima will facilitate anything from outdoor readings to local barbecues and serve generally as an avenue for civic discourse. Piazza Gratissima will be developed entirely in collaboration with Bronx residents as well as community organizers and officials. This urban intervention will serve as an inviting temporary structure complete with seating, out-door lighting, and custom surfaces. This realization of this project will depend on public support in raising the necessary funds to make it possible. All donations will be dispersed between material costs and wages for a local workforce that will work side by side with the BroLab Collective for one week fabricating the piazza.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, any donation amount helps and the project will be funded once we reach our set goal of $5000
We have a thoughtful array of BroLab gifts to encourage your support beginning with the black and white photos currently on view at BRAC.
To make this project possible, visit us at Kickstarter:
All contributions are made through the Bronx River Arts Center and are tax deductible.
We hope to realize Piazza Gratissima in the spring of 2012.
We Thank you for your support
Adam, Alexander, Jonathan, Ryan and Travis