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Conversation: What we learned from the Hive

  • EFA Project Space 2nd Floor 323 W 39th St New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Join EFA Project Space Director Michelle Levy in conversation with artists Piero Passacantando and the Feminist Economics Department (Cassie Thornton and Byron Peters) as they reflect on the outcome of their respective projects, MyNerva: Transmigration of the Cubicle, and Poets' Security Force, as part of their participation in The Hive: Empathy Corporation.

During the workshops and events of Piero Passacantando's pop-up think tank MyNerva: Transmigration of the Cubicle, participants considered how to bring human elements into alienating corporate situations. Passacantando and Mica Scalin of The Alternative Speakers Bureau will share their proposed solutions and interactions around readdressing the office environment both physically and mentally. 

Poets' Security Force is a mutual aid society that uses its funding to purchase poetry written by security guards while on the job, invites guards to define what they would like to protect outside of other people's property, and pays them to create security in a way that makes sense to them. For this talk, Cassie Thornton and Byron Peters of the Feminist Economics Department will discuss the project as it relates to the history of the private security industry and the idea of poetry within the rearrangement of security work. 

A partnership presentation between A Blade of Grass and EFA Project Space, The Hive is a platform for supporting projects that expand the boundaries of art by seeking new ways to integrate into real life experience. The Hive: Empathy Corporation is presented at EFA Project Space from June 22- July 21st.