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Ideas + More Introductions

Here are some of the ideas and interests that were mentioned/collected/circulating last night or came to me via email, and some other people who want to hear from you. Also: instructors & spaces, to share teaching-related wants/needs, please help keep the Instructor Matchmaking project growing over at Brooklyn Brainery.

In addition to everyone you met last night, there were more cool humans you may not have met yet. This includes some who were at the event, a few supportive cool humans who are interested in helping/joining us but couldn’t make it, and a few are people I initially asked to host our event who also offered their support.

IDEA: Forming a freelance teachers’ collective, sharing resources, space.
WHO: Dr. Ron Suarez, LoudFeed.

IDEA: Gathering partners for shared workspaces based on area of Brooklyn/geography
WHO: Aaron Bloom,

IDEA: Connect with anyone to discuss practical concerns with 3rd Ward the business (i.e. small claims suits, lawyer recommendations, the current address for 3rd Ward to mail legal documents, etc.)

And more introductions, in no particular order:

Alpha One Labs
WHO: ? He was there, I don’t remember! But contact this Brooklyn maker space at:

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
WHO: Ajai Chaudhary
“We are an autonomous education and research institution and, although we focus in particular on the more theoretical and specifically *unpractical* areas of learning, I really think we might have something to offer this conversation both from our experiences and ideas (and possibilities for former 3rd Ward members, perhaps to redeem some value from their subscriptions, or whatnot) as well as a lot to learn from other people’s experiences in alternative educational environments.”

Iris MediaWorks (Bushwick)
WHO: Noah
“We have edit suites, cameras and post facilities and I am considering opening them up to either instructors or others who may need them. We will help our community any way we can.”

The Treehouse Factory
WHO: David Victor Rose
The Treehouse Factory is a loft community, created and inspired
by the idea of Treehouses and is run by Victor – a french/american
conceptual artist and filmmaker in Bushwick. Starting a residency program.

Brooklyn Art Space
WHO: Rhia Hurt
“I’d be happy to try to help the artists and instructors. My partner and I reached out to the artists organizing to see if they might want some help with how to manage their studio facility. Brooklyn Art Space is hosting a couple of workshops (for free) that got displaced from the 3rd Ward shutdown. We’re open to helping more too.”

Two Moon Cafe
WHO: Danielle
“Two Moon Cafe, a cafe and wine bar that donates its space to performers, visual artists, non-profits, activists, co-ops and more. We’d absolutely love to be part of the discussion.”

Teaching Studios
WHO: Rob Zeller
“I run an art school in Bushwick that is literally around the corner from 3rd Ward. We teach traditional drawing and painting techniques, and host a Drink and Draw every 2 weeks.

I wrote a lot of emails asking strangers to donate space and The 1896, Paper Box, Office Ops and Tutu’s in Bushwick all said yes. The Crown Vic in Williamsburg offered its massive backyard, but I was afraid of rain or cold. But for future gatherings, maybe look into those spaces, too.

That is all, my brain is now empty. Thank you.—Robin.



A Community Is Born!: A note from Robin.
Speakers: How to connect/work with/hire/collaborate with the 7 awesome speakers, the dashing emcee, and/or me.
Introductions: The 20+ others who were introduced during the event.
Ideas + more introductions: A few more people and ideas.
Writing workshops: Donation-based classes offered during the event.
Mailing list: Join.
A few photos.