Flux Factory is not only my favorite and most beloved artist collective, the group now also organizes a series of monthly workshops that discuss how members of the public can actively engage in neighborhood development.

The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? informs about strategies for self-organizing to enact positive change in their neighborhoods and in the city as a whole.

Check out their newest event:

Reclaiming Vacant Land for Community Use

Wednesday, June 20, 7 – 9pm

Flux Factory is pleased to present the second workshop in our yearlong initiative, The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? This monthly series discusses how New Yorkers can self-organizing to enact positive change in their neighborhoods and in the city as a whole.

In conjunction with Flux Factory’s June exhibition, Bionic Garden, Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres will present Reclaiming Vacant Land for Community Use. In this visioning session, Segal will explain New York City’s land use and real estate warehousing practices, describe where you can find information on a vacant lot in your neighborhood, and share success stories of communities gaining access to previously close-off parcels of public land. Learn how to find that special lot in your life, where to go from there, and what to do with it.

The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? will continue in future months with workshops on urban agriculture, historic preservation, sustainable transportation, and other topics near and dear to New Yorkers. If you have an idea for a workshop, please email christina[at]fluxfactory[dot]org. This educational initiative is organized by Christina Vassallo, Douglas Paulson, and Lacey Tauber.

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