Architecture for Humanity New York presents "156 Rivington," a documentary by Andrea Meller chronicling the colorful and controversial history of the Lower East Side community of artists, performers, and activists known as ABC No Rio. Described by the Austin Chronicle as an "unflinching, sometimes provocative study of the politics of space, community, and art," the film depicts original founders, neighbors and resident artists recounting their past struggles with the city and the recent gentrification of their New York neighborhood. After the screening, there will be a discussion session with members of the collective, who will field questions and discuss the success of the documentary in depicting their organization's history.
Please join us
Tuesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM at
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and West 3rd)
Formed this winter as a local branch of the internationally-active nonprofit Architecture for Humanity, AFHny is a New York-based volunteer group working to explore the ability of architecture and design to address social issues at a local level. AFHny is currently working with ABC No Rio on the plans to renovate their building.
Added by afhny on July 9, 2004