This Monday, November 17 at 6:30 pm: “No Fixed Address: Art as an Advocacy Tool for the Homeless”

Michael Pilgrim and Charise Paschall with their portraits from Andres Serrano's photo series "Residents of New York." Photos courtesy of More Art. (images and caption via the SVA website)

Michael Pilgrim and Charise Paschall with their portraits from Andres Serrano’s photo series “Residents of New York.” Photos courtesy of More Art. (images and caption via the SVA website)

This Monday evening (November 17th) at 6:30 pm, the Visual & Critical Studies Department will present the panel discussion No Fixed Address: Art as an Advocacy Tool for the Homeless in Room 101C at 141 West 21st Street. This is the third VCS-sponsored event in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series for the Fall 2014 semester.

Here’s a description of No Fixed Address from SVA’s event announcement:

A panel discussion moderated by William McAllister, senior research fellow and director of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program/INCITE, Columbia University, focusing on how art can be used as a transformative tool for the homeless. This event includes a screening of a short film about Residents of New York, a public work by Andres Serrano developed as a case study for using art to raise awareness about homelessness. Panelists include Susan Craine, director of community and corporate programs, New York Cares; John Leo, actor, Theatre of the Oppressed; Maaji Newbold, actor, Theatre of the Oppressed; and Heidi Schmidt, public affairs manager, office of external affairs, New York City Department of Homeless Services. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies in partnership with More Art.

You can find more information about the panel discussion and short bios of the participants at the More Art website.

No Fixed Address: Art as an Advocacy Tool for the Homeless is free and open to the public.

(via More Art)

(via More Art)

Visual & Critical Studies