Intersection Mixtape and Playback Your Story in DC
Van Alen Institute and the DC Office of Planning are pleased to invite you to attend Intersection Mixtape and Playback Your Story, a series of public programs and interventions to unite communities through narrative, vibrations, and the built environment. Events include:
Site-specific artistic interventions by DC artists collective Furthermore that include mixtapes of local histories and multimedia explorations of neighborhood demographic shifts
When: November 12, 2016 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Where: The lot on the corner of Bates and North Capitol Streets NW,
Mid City East
Playback Your Story
Playback Theatre performances by John Johnson and company who specialize in improvisational play that involves a mix of theater and sign language. After conducting over twenty interviews in the neighborhood in September, John will highlight community narratives and stories through theatre.
When: November 12, 2016 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Where: Olmsted Green, Gallaudet University
ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
About Van Alen
At Van Alen Institute, we believe design can transform cities, landscapes, and regions to improve people’s lives. We collaborate with communities, scholars, policymakers, and professionals on local and global initiatives that rigorously investigate the most pressing social, cultural, and ecological challenges of tomorrow. Building on more than a century of experience, we develop cross-disciplinary research, provocative public programs, and inventive design competitions
About DC Office of Planning
Office of Planning’s mission is to guide development of the District of Columbia, including the preservation and revitalization of our distinctive neighborhoods, by informing decisions, advancing strategic goals, encouraging the highest quality outcomes, and engaging all communities. OP performs planning for neighborhoods, corridors, districts, historic preservation, public facilities, parks and open spaces, and individual sites. In addition, OP engages in urban design, land use, and historic preservation review. OP also conducts historic resources research and community visioning, and manages, analyzes, maps, and disseminates spatial and US Census data.
ABOUT CROSSING THE STREET
The Crossing the Street grant initiative is made possible through a grant from the Kresge Foundation. The initiative, taking place in select neighborhoods around the District that are experiencing rapid demographic and social change, aims is to create more locally sensitive public spaces that promote health, happiness, and neighborhood wellbeing by engaging in civic activities that capitalize on community assets.