Buy Zapatista Coffee with Brooklyn Torches

Posted: February 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood, Updates | No Comments »

We revived the Brooklyn Torch Trade Store at Proteus Gowanus on February 21st. As part of their current exhibition on Labor in their series on Commerce, the Brooklyn Torch Project has been invited to tender a medium of exchange for the Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, selling Autonomous Zapatista Coffee in the gallery.
Torch Trade at Proteus Gowanus

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op is a project developed by Fran Ilich that offers organic coffee sourced locally in Chiapas, Mexico from Zapatista autonomous farms. Its goal is to connect social movements and geographical regions – Chiapas and New York City – and to create a horizontal financial flow between social movements.


Oblique International

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, money, neighborhood | No Comments »

Rotterdam collaborative, Oblique International, presentation series, 5 1/2 Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millenium.


Why DIY? at Left Forum

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, money | No Comments »

Left Forum Panel

On May 31st, we convened a panel at Left Forum to discuss why use DIY models and how. With Glen Ganaway and Lisa Markuson.


Participatory Budgeting NYC

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood | No Comments »

I was honored to participate for the second time as an artist resource for three districts as part of PBNYC‘s participatory budgeting initiative to bring community funding and decision making back to the neighborhood.

Big thanks to #ArtandDemocracy for leading a wonderful poster making workshop! #PBinD23! #participatorybudgeting #Queens #peoplepower #engaged #dedication

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OpenInvo at IDEAS CITY

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood | No Comments »

OpenInvo presentation on The Brooklyn Torch Project


Sunday is Game Day!

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: games, money, neighborhood, to do | No Comments »

Cooperative Economic Exchange: Game Day

On Sunday, April 28th join The Brooklyn Torch and TimeBanksNYC at NURTUREart Gallery for an afternoon of play exploring cooperative exchange. The Brooklyn Torch Project invites David Morgan, a co-creator of new board game ‘Co-opoly’ made by Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA) to demonstrate and support gameplay.

In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses.

Jessie Reilly of TimeBanksNYC will also facilitate a variety collaborative games, including a new twist on surrealist drawing and storytelling exercises which explore themes raised by participant’s relationships to time and money. As part of the Brooklyn Torch Economic Kindling Package, everyone who joins and completes a game with gallery visitors and neighbors, will be rewarded for their play-training session in Brooklyn Torches, North Brooklyn’s local currency. Brooklyn Torches are good for a wide range of local services and goods on our registry and in our Trade Stores.


Holding The Brooklyn Torch Trade Store

Posted: April 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood | No Comments »

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Every first Saturday of every month in 2013, I plan to hold a Brooklyn Torch Trade Store at my studio in Greenpoint. If you’re around, you should come:
50 Dobbin Street (between Berry and Norman)
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Posted: January 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: money | No Comments »

I am grateful that Art Matters has decided to award me a grant in their 2012 grant cycle for The Brooklyn Torch. Thanks so much!


3rd Annual Public Art Potluck, Laundromat Project

Posted: September 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood, to do, Updates | No Comments »

credit: Laundromat Project

Third Annual Public Art Potluck
Engage our Create Change artists in conversations about their projects and creative ideas set in communities across New York City and Philadelphia. You’ll hear about socially-engaged art projects ranging from yoga-based printmaking in Jackson Heights to envisioning a new waterfront for the South Bronx to a multimedia installation highlighting the history of garment workers in Sunset Park.

What Do We Bring? Yummy Food and Public Art!
What Do You Bring? An Open Mind and Creative Ideas!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:00pm – 9:30p
Doors open at 6:30pm
University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Dinner will be prepared by Organic Soul Chef Madea Allen.
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Fix It Yourself: The Art of Creating Revolutionary Economic Models

Posted: June 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, money | No Comments »

Inventing alternative forms of exchange for a fair economy is one of the most crucial creative challenges of our time.

Fix It Yourself: The Art of Creating Revolutionary Economic Models
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2 PM
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street
Organized in collaboration with artist Paolo Cirio, 2012 Fellow at Eyebeam.
Speakers include Paolo Cirio, Mary Jeys, Jessie Reilly, Gregory Sholette, and Caroline Woolard.
This program is free of charge and open to the public; seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This event is organized in conjunction with Creative Destruction on view at The Kitchen.