Open Exchange: Belonging

A Fine Arts Department and School of Art Event

An evening with Ana M. Bermúdez, Jammal Lemy, Hank Willis Thomas, niv Acosta, and Tom Finkelpearl. The conversation is moderated by Shaun Leonardo.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 7pm – 9 pm
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
Student Union

FREE and Open to the Public

The event will brings together five thought leaders to share the ways that they have approached notions of safety in their practice. Participants include Jammal Lemmy, creative director for March for Our Lives; Tom Finkelpearl, commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA); Hank Willis Thomas, conceptual artist and activist; Ana M. Bermúdez, commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation; and niv Acosta, multimedia artist and activist. The discussion will be moderated by Pratt Visiting Fellow and multidisciplinary artist and activist Shaun Leonardo.

Prompted to consider a single word – ‘Belonging’ – each panelist will address one related, critical question that drives their work. The audience will be invited to participate and further distill and respond to these questions, engaging guest speakers in an open exchange.