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Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain Here’s another response to the problem submitted in Corona about immigrants feeling they are being harassed by police using the unconstitutional NY Penal Code “Loiter Law” while waiting on the street. The solution was to create informational cards for harassed Immigrants to hand to Police Officers to explain their situation. Here’s the text ...
Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain I’m going over some ‘Corona Studio’ projects as we start to think about the future of the program, and I’m coming across the beautiful and generous work of Ghana Think Thank. One of their actions in Corona this past summer was a Legal Waiting Zone, which you can see vividly in the slides below.  To give a [...]...
Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain Rachel Peddersen (bio) is a wonderful New-York based artist that joined us this summer to collaborate on Ghana Think Tank’s project in Corona.   We asked her to sum up her experience in 500 words.   Here’s what she wrote: This summer I joined the Ghana Think Tank as the organization embarked on a new edition [...]...
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain Samuel Hernandez, QMA Community Engagement Intern extraordinaire, who has been working one-day a week with Immigrant Movement International, offers this thoughtful reflection on the project: Immigration is a quiet event. The conversation that needs to happen between those involved, is usually hushed or exaggerated and fanatic. Being an immigrant creates and expands...
Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain On Sunday, June 5, as part of the third installation of Make A Movement Sundays, Immigrant Movement International invited the Ghana Think Tank to host a special event inviting community members to participate in a live problem-solving session around issues in Corona, Queens. A little background:  the Ghana Think Tank is a collaboration of three US [...]...
Published on Thursday, May 5, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain On May 3, performance artist Pablo Helguera visited Queens College and delivered a great overview of his career and projects.  In the room were a handful and grads and undergrads from the QC Art Department, faculty members Maureen Connor and Greg Sholette, as well as Larissa Harris and myself representing QMA. Pablo, both a performer and [...]...
Published on Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain Corona, Queens – The first event of the ‘Make A Movement’ Sundays series at Immigrant Movement International was a great success.  Over a 100 community members attended, many participating in a workshop to develop slogans for the project, whose aim is elevating the contributions of immigrants to global society through a worldwide movement incubated ...
Published on Thursday, March 24, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL is co-presented with Creative Time and is the first project of Corona Studio, an initiative that continues the work of the Heart of Corona coalition through artist-initiated projects in Corona, Queens that reduce the distinction between art and social action. IMMIGRANT MOVEMEMENT INTERNATIONAL is gathering people on April 3 (and every...
Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 by Jose Serrano-McClain “If Bogad is interested in helping “social movements express themselves and make interventions,” do you think that we can get someone from Make the Road and/or NICE to this event – i.e. giving people involved in community activism access to these tools?”  -Feb  17 email message from Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director of the Queens Museum [...]...
Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by preranareddy Public Art is broadly defined as projects that move beyond our gallery space and engage with local communities. Over the course of the next year, much of the postings in this category will have to do with a new project by the Queens Museum called Corona Studio. Corona Studio is a two-part [...]...
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