How do the city’s arteries shape public expression? Join us for a fast-paced evening of interactive presentations, performances, and more that will take participants to South Williamsburg and into the streets stretching into northern Brooklyn. Begin by grabbing a beverage and casting your vote for visions of the future of street protest—proposals for the To the Streets flash competition—then hop on a double decker bus for a sunset show on wheels as provocative performers and grassroots leaders guide us along the thoroughfares that bind the borough.
Artist Daniel Bejar will lead an alternative participatory tour of Williamsburg’s invisible gerrymandered arteries that pump political influence through the neighborhood, accompanied by artist, performer, and poet Morgan Bassichis. The winner of To the Streets will be revealed at the event’s conclusion.
This event is part of Arteries: NYC in Circulation, Van Alen’s spring program festival from May 12-18 exploring: What defines a city’s lifeblood? We’ll journey to the heart of the metropolis as we explore the myriad main streets and water mains, multicultural conduits and transportation corridors—both designed and off-the-cuff—that shape the urban experience and route our everyday lives. Across seven days of debates, explorations, and performances, we’ll discover a new understanding of our city as we traverse its arteries.