Long Table, Photo by Maria Baranova

PERFORMANCE SPACE 122’S LONG TABLE SERIES

Performance Space 122’s Long Table series facilitates meaningful discussions between civic-minded New Yorkers connected by the ideas and questions surrounding New York City’s generative culture. Used as a tactic by think tanks, the startup community and the cultural sector, the Long Table format was first developed by director and scholar Lois Weaver as an experiment in participation and public engagement. The Long Table format is a dinner table atmosphere where all voices are encouraged to ask questions, make statements, leave comments, or simply sit, listen, and watch.

While the format doesn’t require a group conclusion, consensus, or action points, individual participants frequently walk away with a new perspective, a renewed direction for their work, and, most importantly, connections that foster collective growth surrounding each topic.

EQUITY

For the 2016/17 Season, four Long Tables will explore issues of equity surrounding the arts and its intersection with other sectors such as tech, labor, small business and the larger cultural sphere. Our hope is that the Long Table format provides a radically inviting approach to insuring all voices are given the power and opportunity to be heard.

 

Cultural Equity
Date Change: Monday, November 7, 6:30pm
at The Loisaida Center, 710 East 9th Street in Manhattan
In partnership with Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and The Loisaida Center
 
Art + Technology
Tuesday, November 29, 6:30pm
at TED Conferences, 330 Hudson St, 11th Floor in Manhattan
In partnership with Kickstarter and TED
 
Umyuangvigkaq: PS122 Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee
as part of PS122’s Coil 2017 in January
at Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 29th Street, Mannahatta (Manhattan)
Co-hosted with Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Ace Hotel New York
 
Art + Labor
Monday, May 1, 6:30pm
at Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, 6 E 1st St in Manhattan
In partnership with Karen Sherman and Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project

Photos by Maria Baranova

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  • Daniel Fish's "Untitled" offers us a radical departure from his previous text-driven work. Made… https://t.co/9P8tFFgmyc

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  • What about a VR solution that forces you to come see live work by blocking you from watching online if you are within local radius #ArtTech

  • If artists post frequently and make themselves vulnerable online, will people still come see their work in person? #ArtTech

  • What's the first point of interaction between artist and audience? Should we begin to engage via blogs during rehearsal process? #ArtTech

  • RT @lauraknicoll: @PS122 i know - no moderator @ long tables to do what i'm asking - i should be there if i really want to participate...fo…

  • Using technology to make the process part of the art as much as the end product of art itself. #ArtTech

  • How do we teach curiosity? #ArtTech

  • RT @PaulatheBennett: Platforms like Skype are not intended for art, but artists use them. Maybe it's technology that needs to catch up with…

  • How do we use these platforms to have diverse human interactions? If we don't create our own platforms we are going to lose. #ArtTech

  • In general the arts community is not wonderful at asking questions of themselves and explaining their work. #ArtTech

  • There are roles for artists in different industries using the empathy, vulnerability that we use to create work. #ArtTech

  • Do artists have a responsibility to be activists? #ArtTech

  • The value proposition that artists bring to the table will effect the way technology is changing the notion of work #ArtTech

  • Is quantification the number one challenge of the arts? How do we measure transformational life experiences? #ArtTech

  • "Kids are not taught in school to be vulnerable and expressive" What is education component of equity in #ArtTech?

  • #arttech https://t.co/NQVs5tJSfa

  • "As a culture there has to be a collective will to include art from all people" #ArtTech

  • You can get to real equity when you invite larger groups of people. Inclusivity happens rather than a small, exclusive group. #ArtTech

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