Caption: 2017 Macy Gallery Exhibit at Teachers College, Columbia
Photo Credits: Ilya Benjamin & Marisol Cantu.
Space is hard to come by in New York City.
Many students have told storied about feeling unwelcome on campus.
Blacks in particular have been historically excluded from the space of creative arts.
Social and academic inter-school & discipline silos exist on campus.
To experiment with the process of democratizing space.
To create an experential exhibit.
To increase participation in the arts of underrepresented participants.
To create a brave space for underrepresented students to commiserate on experiences pertaining to space and exclusion within dominant spaces.
To have a good time.