Long Table, Photo by Maria Baranova


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.


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
Indigenous Culture
as part of COIL 2017 in January, Date and Times TBC
In partnership with Emily Johnson/Catalyst
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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