The Chinatown Art Brigade is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a 2019 Create Change Laundromat Project Residency. This is a year-long residency and financial support for our Here to Stay: Housing for the People Mapping Project; a collaborative, critical mapping project centering on place-keeping efforts in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The HFTP is a bilingual multimedia project featuring short video and audio testimonials from tenants who are directly impacted by displacement. CAB will be working on the final edit of short films with the goal of completing additional videos about public housing in Chinatown. An important component of this project will be the development of a bilingual multimedia website that will allow viewers to access the map and videos about the community, view archival materials about housing activism, receive know your rights information, and learn about the long history of CAAAV’s tenant organizing in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
This support will cover the Brigade’s ongoing cultural production with CAAAV’s Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU), and the completion of additional videos for the mapping project and the design and development of a multimedia website dedicated to this mapping project. 2019 will mark our second year as Artists in Residence with the Laundromat Project and we would like to thank the LP for it’s sustained investment in the work we are doing in the Chinatown community.