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Reconstitución: Una Nueva Patria (current)
Patria Nueva, Oaxaca, Mexico | 2014 | Commissioned by: Centro de Diseño Oaxaca
“Reconstitution” is an initiative that uses dialogue based activities and public art as means of defining contemporary forms for collective development and living. Art forms facilitated the creation of new forms of relations and friendships between neighbors, and have succeeded in serving as the center of a reconstitution of conviviality and in the recognition of their capacity as a community. The self-sustaining “cell” of neighbors lives this cultural movement by organizing work days, bi-weekly meetings to bring projects and spaces to life, and works in unison with artists and creatives who visit in experiences of exchange.
Connect: Communication Towers (ongoing)
Lillestrom Norway, Kohima India, TBD | 2013-214 | Commissioned by: 1814 Revisited - Akershus Kunstsenter
CONNECT is a relational art project that utilizes large communication tower sculptures and facilitators as tools and means for creating inclusive spaces for self-defining political dialogue. A range of forums were opened up through this project generating debate, understanding and common citizenship in Lillestrom Norway, as part of the “1814 Revisited” and in Kohima Nagaland.
Citizens vs. Work (current)
Queens NYC, Cologne Germany | 2013, 2014 | Partners: Queens International 2013, CAT Cologne, I Am Labor
Citizens vs. Work is a space and performance that challenged people to collectively navigate today’s social structures and values, to identify solutions and culpability for work challenges presented to them by individuals as cases. Conducted in Queens New York City, and Cologne Germany.
Comunicación Directo: Arte Util Residency
Corona, Queens | 2013 | Partners: Immigrant Movement, Queens Museum
A basic system for internal and external communication amongst center users and the larger community was created over the duration of an arts residency. These systems are intended to benefit this educational/cultural/social center through making it possible to share ideas, resources, and capacities, and to visualize projects and tracking their materialization.
Reconciling Ecologies in the Millennium City (active)
Gurgaon, Delhi, India | 2013 | Partners: Khoj International Artists Association, Indus American Bank
In a small village under heavy pressure by economic forces, land art, video projections and forms for dialogue were produced with and for residents. For residents, this platform for democratic expression and gathering served to create a momentum enabling a cell of members to self-organize and create an Akhada (traditional wrestling space) on the rooftop of an unused building.
Long Island City, Queens NYC, USA | 2012 | Partners: No Longer Empty, New York Blood Center
Members of the NYC Hunters Point community came together with project leaders Alex White Mazzarella and Iandry Randriamondroso to create public art and use it as a blood drive campaign compelling 28 people to give blood. Bloodbank is also an online video registry for video interviews on lifeblood and a storefront art incubator space developed as a part of No Longer Empty’s art exhibition.
Global Village 2012: Kohima
Kohima, Nagaland India | 2012 | Local partner: The Heritage
A collaboration between artists, youth and activists produced a range of heritage connected modern performances, photography and art installations that came together to transform a dilapidated trash-filled green space into a social and cultural space for the youth and public.
Global Village 2012: Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam India | 2012 | Local partners: Canvas Scope, Guwahati Artists Guild, Guwahati College of Architecture
The white beach by the mighty Brahmaputra was transformed into an open space art gallery where performances and art installations presented local cultures and perspectives on the effects of rapid urbanization on culture and ecology.
El Estadio - Willets Point (active)
Queens NYC, USA | 2011 | Local partner: Queens Museum of Art
In an auto junkyard, a vacant lot was cleaned and transformed into a soccer stadium to host a tournament of 24 teams representing local auto shops as part of a festival. After the tournament locals installed goals and painted lines and introduced gardens, boardgames and furniture as a self-defined civic center.
Artefacting Detroit (active)
Detroit, USA | 2011 | Local partner: Heidelberg Project

In Detroit’s east side, diverse community members came together to create positive messages on peace flags set to fly above an abandoned home temporarily transforming it into an act of unity and hope.
Lillestrom, Norway | 2011 | Commissioned by: Akershus Kunstsenter & Skedsmo Municipality

Lillestrom youth participated in transforming consumer waste into bright green sculptures and a Dreamcatcher that were consequently placed in public spaces to ignite the public’s curiosity and imagination.
A House Full of Ideas
Rome, Italy | 2011 | Local partners: Casa di Cartone & Shoot 4 Change

A group of residents from a homeless shelter came together to share visions of what it means to be home before creating a home installation out of waste collected on the surrounding streets
Artefacting Mumbai
Dharavi, Mumbai, India | 2010 - 2011 Local partner: Acorn Foundation |

A three month collaborative between locals and international artists culminated with the 13th Compound multi-media exhibition; a one-day event that drew approximately 500 visitors into a place known notoriously as “Asia’s largest slum”, to experience its humanity and learn about its dynamic recycling industry.