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.