EMPTY AS
OPPORTUNITY.
@nolongerempty

Talking Transitions, November 2013
A Tale of
Two Cities
2013 $2/student
1/28/13

2003 $65/student
Source: WNYC NPR “Mayor Elect” news.
Photo credit : Flick’R/Cameraton Cleric
Photo credit : Flick’R/Cameraton Cleric
MISSION
Engage new audiences for contemporary art
through curated, site-specific exhibitions in
non-traditional locations ...
“This Side of Paradise” (2012) opens the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home to the public.
1/28/13

Credit: Whitney Brown Photography
1/28/13

Credit: Whitney Brown Photography
KEY ELEMENTS
SITE-SPECIFICITY
REVITALIZATION
COLLABORATORY
LEGACY
REPLICABILITY
The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This
Side of Paradise” (2012).
1/28/13

Research in preparation for The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand
Concourse in the Bronx.
1/28/13

BEFORE: One of the abandoned bedrooms on the upper floors of the
Andrew Freedman Home.
BEFORE: One of the abandoned bedrooms on the upper floors of the
Andrew Freedman Home.
AFTER: Daze, Further (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
AFTER: How and Nosm, Reflections (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
AFTER: Sylvia Plachy, (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
Installation shot of ballroom, “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This
Side of Paradise” (2012).
Tour with the seniors of Riverdale HebrewHomeThe Andrew Freedman Home on
the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This S...
Y.DOT Tour of Scherzeda Garcia, 2012.
Kids learn how to make ink drawings at a No Longer Bored program in Queens

Y.Dot Youth Docent Program leads a tour of “Ab...
Concert 'Metropolis', Lower Manhattan

Empanada making workshop, Bronx

Site specific Modern Dance Day, Bronx

No Longer B...
1/28/13
Melanie Crean in
collaboration with
Burak Nehbit,
Theatre of the
Oppressed, and
BronxWorks, Once
Upon a Time in th...
Sofia Maldonado, La Cocina
(2012) live cooking
workshop in “This Side of
Paradise.”
“This Side of Paradise”, Andrew Freedman Home, the Bronx, 2012
Site

No Longer Empty produced map of cultural anchors in the Bronx.
LEGACY

Building a legacy- from imparting a model, to launching a business to
continued collaborative efforts among cultur...
WHY SUPPORT CREATIVE INTERIM USE?
•INCLUSIVE OF ALL NEW YORKERS
•INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING
•COST EFFECTIVE & RESOURCE
...
NO LONGER EMPTY’s RECOMMENDATIONS
1.WE NEED MAYOR’S ENDORSEMENT FOR
INITIATIVES OF THIS KIND.
2.THEY ARE COST EFFECTIVE AN...
THANK YOU.
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  • Goals – exhibition as resource to expand knowledge
  • Goals – exhibition as resource to expand knowledge
  • Impact- it covers both large and small scale impacts.
    Artists- sales, further collaborations, new works,
    Visitors- each exhibition attracts around 8k making the area a destination.
    Youth docents- getting involved with other local organizations (bolstering the cultural)
    Real Estate- Leasing the site or keeping it further active (5 out of 13 exhibitions). Here shows the launch of a bed and breakfast.
    Collaborating Organizations that adopt the collaborative nature, Bronx Arts Alliance
    Map- Economic Impact and Neighborhood Awarness of placemaking
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    1. 1. EMPTY AS OPPORTUNITY. @nolongerempty Talking Transitions, November 2013
    2. 2. A Tale of Two Cities
    3. 3. 2013 $2/student 1/28/13 2003 $65/student Source: WNYC NPR “Mayor Elect” news.
    4. 4. Photo credit : Flick’R/Cameraton Cleric
    5. 5. Photo credit : Flick’R/Cameraton Cleric
    6. 6. MISSION Engage new audiences for contemporary art through curated, site-specific exhibitions in non-traditional locations that provide creative and challenging opportunities for artists, provide enriching cultural and educational programming, and leave a legacy in the community.
    7. 7. “This Side of Paradise” (2012) opens the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home to the public.
    8. 8. 1/28/13 Credit: Whitney Brown Photography
    9. 9. 1/28/13 Credit: Whitney Brown Photography
    10. 10. KEY ELEMENTS SITE-SPECIFICITY REVITALIZATION COLLABORATORY LEGACY REPLICABILITY
    11. 11. The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
    12. 12. 1/28/13 Research in preparation for The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
    13. 13. 1/28/13 BEFORE: One of the abandoned bedrooms on the upper floors of the Andrew Freedman Home.
    14. 14. BEFORE: One of the abandoned bedrooms on the upper floors of the Andrew Freedman Home.
    15. 15. AFTER: Daze, Further (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
    16. 16. AFTER: How and Nosm, Reflections (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
    17. 17. AFTER: Sylvia Plachy, (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
    18. 18. Installation shot of ballroom, “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
    19. 19. The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
    20. 20. Tour with the seniors of Riverdale HebrewHomeThe Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, site of “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
    21. 21. Y.DOT Tour of Scherzeda Garcia, 2012.
    22. 22. Kids learn how to make ink drawings at a No Longer Bored program in Queens Y.Dot Youth Docent Program leads a tour of “About Face” (2011). School kids discuss artworks in the Bronx
    23. 23. Concert 'Metropolis', Lower Manhattan Empanada making workshop, Bronx Site specific Modern Dance Day, Bronx No Longer Bored Children's workshop, “This Side of Paradise” (2012).
    24. 24. 1/28/13 Melanie Crean in collaboration with Burak Nehbit, Theatre of the Oppressed, and BronxWorks, Once Upon a Time in the Bronx (2012) in “This Side of Paradise.”
    25. 25. Sofia Maldonado, La Cocina (2012) live cooking workshop in “This Side of Paradise.”
    26. 26. “This Side of Paradise”, Andrew Freedman Home, the Bronx, 2012
    27. 27. Site No Longer Empty produced map of cultural anchors in the Bronx.
    28. 28. LEGACY Building a legacy- from imparting a model, to launching a business to continued collaborative efforts among cultural anchors.
    29. 29. WHY SUPPORT CREATIVE INTERIM USE? •INCLUSIVE OF ALL NEW YORKERS •INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING •COST EFFECTIVE & RESOURCE SHARING •PRESERVATION OF HISTORY & SITE •COLLABORATIVE & CROSSDISCIPLINARY
    30. 30. NO LONGER EMPTY’s RECOMMENDATIONS 1.WE NEED MAYOR’S ENDORSEMENT FOR INITIATIVES OF THIS KIND. 2.THEY ARE COST EFFECTIVE AND INCLUSVE BUT NEED FUNDING AND INCENTIVES. 3.CARROT AND STICK APPROACH FOR VACANCIES. 1.EACH MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE AN ARTS PROGRAM. CROSSEFFECTIVE USE OF EMPTY SPACE AND NEW SET OF SKILL SOLVING BROUGHT TO
    31. 31. THANK YOU.
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