This Thursday I’m heading down to D.C. to participate in a panel discussion on sustainable cultural production. I will also be installing the first outside of NYC module – awesome!
- Thursday, June 3, 1 – 3:30pm: “InCUBATE Discusses ARBS (Artist Run Benefit Society)” – a conversation with Jeff Hnilicka and InCUBATE members Abigail Satinsky and Bryce Dwyer at Transformer Gallery
6 – 8:30pm: FRAMEWORK Panel #13: BUILT TO LAST? truths & myths of sustainable cultural production at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. *see below
- Friday, June 4, 5 – 7pm: “Seeding the City” with Brooklyn-based artist Eve Mosher at Fathom Creative
- Saturday, June 5, 1 – 7pm: “A Day of Dischord,” featuring performances by Andalusians and The Aquarium
Framework Panel #13:
BUILT TO LAST? – truths & myths of sustainable cultural production
June 3, 2010, 6:30 – 8pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
In the Choate Room on the 1st floor
Presented in tandem with Sustainability Lab & Cornfield, this panel will look back and look ahead at the ever-evolving Do-It-Yourself ethic and inherent aesthetics as it relates to cultural production. Timed with the 30th anniversary of Washington DC’s Dischord Records – an internationally recognized independent record label supporting punk rock music that has been artist run since its inception – this panel will examine the DIY organizing model that grew out of punk rock subculture and is tied to punk ideology and anti-consumerism. How is DIY being redefined as aspects of that culture shift from being an underground mantra to a cable TV station slogan and Urban Outfitters commodity? What can cultural producers learn from sustainable food producers? How can a volunteer-run operation be sustainable?
Moderator: Jeff Hnilicka, cultural worker, Member of Hit Factorie and organizer of FEAST, Brooklyn