Council member Antonio Reynoso and others joined the conversation on Affordable Housing I moderated in Bushwick last month at Radio Bushwick. He was joined by attorney Marty Needleman, Kunal Gupta of Silent Barn, AiB founder Chloe Bass, former CB4 member John Dereszewski, and Shawn Gallagher. Bushwick Daily covered the kickoff event for Arts in Bushwick’s discussion series. Check their post here.
This gathering will continue the conversations we started at our first meeting, and everyone is welcome to participate in this discussion. From 7-9 PM, we will be brainstorming and sharing ideas about collectives, sharing spaces, freelance and independent teaching opportunities, and more. At 9 PM, moderated discussion ends and socializing begins.
Some of the people who will help moderate our discussion include:
Andrew Muchmore, attorney & owner of Muchmore’s
Dan Lavoie, Freelancers’ Union
Launa Eddy, instructor and founder, Maker Directory project
Theresa Buchheister, The Silent Barn
Victoria Valencia, Save 3rd Ward/Figure 1 collective
Bring your ideas and interests and wish list. Join this group discussion and help the creative community become the most valuable free resource it can be.
October 23, 2013—We made a community! And this community already kicks ass! I had no idea what to expect, but it seems obvious already that there will be more events small and large, more idea sharing, more brainstorming and resource pooling. And it’s free. Whether last night was the beginning of the next big things or of a thousand little things, as of today we share something in common that is not 3rd Ward. We are a network. We show up and talk about things and start things and share resources and imagine new ways to work together and help each other and that is beautiful. This community we birthed will eventually need a name. For now, maybe a placeholder hashtag for connecting and conversation? #bknext?
The following pages include all of the promised links and info. Anyone want to share any pictures? Launa and Victoria both have ideas and projects they want to develop right away. I have included info from recent emails and people I met last night, as well as some ideas that came up during the event. I know there were more. I have a feeling there will be a Facebook or Google group or a wiki or something in the future to keep everyone connected (without blasting all of your email addresses) but for now, I’m wrapping this event with a bow. Onward, fledgling new creative community: keep connecting!—Robin.
I’ll be sending out a recap with contact info for many of the people, projects and organizations discussed at “What’s Next.” Sign up here to stay connected. Leave a note if there’s someone specific you want to contact or something you want to confess. —Robin.