BROADWAY: 1000 Steps

Fall 2014                                                         


CaLL organized a WORKSHOP in partnership with the Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on the neighborhood in Harlem around 125th Street/Broadway. The WORKSHOP was facilitated by Franco Montalto, President and Principal Engineer of eDesign Dynamics. Montalto is a hydrologist with 20 years of experience working in urban and urbanizing ecosystems as a practitioner, designer, and researcher.

Approximately 40 members of the community, including artists, scientists, activists, and elected officials, participated in the workshop exploring the neighborhood priorities and concerns about the environment. The community members were especially concerned about how gentrification impacts the community and the environment. From this workshop, artists were invited to submit concepts for public art interventions that draw attention to the most pressing issues.




CaLL has received major foundation support for its FY’14 and ’15 programs from the National Endowment for the Arts, Agnes Gund, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and has pending applications with the New York State Council on the Arts.



[1] Examples might include Mary Miss’ work as well as work by the artist/designer and scientist observers.