bio: changing paradigms and shit | cultural revolutionary | world vintage curator + educator @nomadyard | @agentrifieddc #agentrifieddc #iwillnotbemoveddc
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a successful media preview // cheers to new beginnings w| @nomadyard x @mulebonedc x busboysandpoets @andyshallal // official opening 2/12 at 5p w| live screen printing by @soulandinkcrew // learn more nomadyardcollectiv.com x mulebonedc.com #bestofdc #xodvf #nomadyard #mulebonedc #madeindc #shoplocal #eatlocal #vintagefashion #workflow
chocolate city rip // northwest. t street. washington. dc. @howardtheater. 1990 via @chocolatecityrip steven m. cummings #chocolatecityrip #agentrifieddc #stevenmcummings #photographer #bw #rp #archive #oldphotos
cool hunting // their craftsmanship x energy x vision is rich. grateful to L. x @kenyaabdulhadi of @searchandrescuesquad for hosting the @nomadyard tribe today // #searchandrescuesquad soon come to #nomadyard #dc #nomadyard #staytuned #brandtogether #bestofdc #philly
over 200+ people are here!!!! big up friends from @OneLoveMassive @intellectucool @acreativedc @recreativespaces and other arts institutions and collectives for standing in solidarity! #iwillnotbemoved #SaveDCArts #unionartsdc
according to washington's own 2010 study, "the district’s creative economy is far more significant than we previously thought, with creative jobs amounting to more than 10 percent of the city’s employment base and generating $5 billion in income." | creative capital | #iwillnotbemoved #savedarts #unionartsdc // 200+ protesters holding stencil posters created by artist @mikspress // read more on http://www.wdcep.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/creativecapital.pdf
this report, the Creative DC Action Agenda (the action agenda), was commissioned by the DC Office of planning and the Washington, DC economic partnership to quantify and put into context the creative economy of the District, giving the city’s myriad arts and cultural endeavors their rightful recognition and making the case that the creative sector can act as a powerful tool for job creation and economic growth in neighborhoods across the city.
entrepreneurship (social-creative-for profit) is about identifying your voice and taking a stand. it goes beyond a product, a service or an idea. it is in it's core your ability to fight for what is right. and even as you tremble thinking this is bigger than you; if and only if you persist, will you find yourself strengthened by communities who share the same values - you identify allies and resources. #entrepreneurship is about fighting for yourself and the community you serve. if you reimagined this desire to become a millionaire and thought instead, how can my work make the lives of a million people better - then we are creating a better civilization and not mere profit. what happens today will affect all of our futures. commercial displacement and residential #displacement go hand in hand. this is your fight. you may not see it today but you will feel it sooner than later. where do you stand? | a gentrified dc. #xodvf #iwillnotbemoved #SaveDCArts @agentrifieddc
where do you stand? #iwillnotbemoved #unionartsdc // #SaveDCArts - The Union Arts building at 411 New York Ave NE is the last collective art space of its kind in Washington, DC. It has been home to more than 100 artists and numerous organizations for many decades working as a catalyst of creativity for many communities throughout the city.
Regrettably, our building was sold to development groups who plan to evict all of us – the resident artists and organizations – by September 1. They intend to displace us so they can build an 11-story luxury boutique arts hotel. The DBLee and Brook Rose development groups have enlisted Cultural DC to convert the now affordable and diversely accessible art space into a chic hotel, where only 7 art studios will be made available to no more than 20 artists. This is far fewer than the number of artist collectives currently working in the building, who after being displaced will then be forced to compete for studios at a significantly higher price. In addition, the new building will greatly alter the character of the area into another sterile development, not suited for creative inspiration. What is definite is the building has been sold. The current tenants at 411 New York Ave NE must vacate out by September 1st. BUT we can change the course.
FOR starters, COME to the zoning hearing TOMORROW, February 1st at 6:30pm at Office of Zoning and Planning in Washington DC. If you have performed, exhibited, frequented, worked, or otherwise support the artist activities at 411 New York Ave, come and speak against displacement of the artists you like and on behalf of the ability of artists and musicians to work in Washington, DC. We want to stack the house.
currently | at the @Newseum for the #journalistroundtable witnessing historian C. R. Gibbs' history of gentrification in dc using newspapers dating back to the 19th century #iwillnotbemoved #savedcarts #gentrification #displacement #racism
as we complete yet another powerful evening of community dialogue + art + creative place making at #gatheron w| community artists who live + breathe the richness of our city. who capture the nuances and communicate them with masterful artistry. i lament on the state of the arts in washington, dc. tonight, we reflected what true art looks like. when people are brought closer through honesty and truth. i assert strongly that #iwillnotbemoved. // see next post. #xodvf
"tonight, we all left a little more vulnerable, standing taller in our truths because of these storytellers." arneisha copeland // huge thanks to dynamic artists x activists x storytellers @goldwomyn @_yoshann @amongfragments @tariqtoure @panafriaka @sabdelhamid @m_deemiliodiaz for joining us at #gatheron @nomadyard's monthly discussion series. recap on nomadyardcollectiv.com soon come. // many thanks to our tribe for supporting the magic making : charlei + arneisha + antoinette @aussieb + gerome. grateful. truly.
settling in after a very dense, rich day. give thanks to @mykieintheraw for the kombucha. you are gold. rest well friends. #xodvf #nomadyard #gatheron #personalispolitical
excited to show|sell @sharlahammond's textile art furnishings including this new wave loveseat entitled 'pink ladies' at @nomadyard next month as we launch our 'wrkshp at nomad' co-wrk-shared-space including a complete book store+wifi+tea shop. yup, 2016 is beautyfull!!!! #nomadyard
excited to show|sell @sharlahammond's textile art furnishings including this wingback chair and ottoman entitled 'basquiat throne" at @nomadyard next month as we launch our 'wrkshp at nomad' co-wrk-shared-space including a complete book store+wifi+tea shop. yup, 2016 is beautyfull!!!! #nomadyard