Community Art as Community Defense Practice Space

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How can you use community art as a form of community defense to foster and serve your barrio?

Mobile Print Power is looking to bring together individuals and organizations that strive to use community art as a form of community defense. This practice space will introduce participants to methodologies for community engagement and publically generated art & graphics that address social issues. Participants will learn how to cultivate a meaningful exchange with the public in order to create spaces for uncomfortable conversations on topics such as immigrant rights, gender and sexual identity, and gentrification. Participants will walk away knowing how to implement these methodologies in their own communities gaining practical skills for creating community art as community defense.


Coordinators of this practice space are Jose Daniel Benitez, Anqwenique Wingfield, Jennifer Munoz, Patrick Rowe, Jessica Epstein, and Marissa.

Call for Participation

Are you a community organizer/leader who uses art as a form of activism?

Join us as we explore exciting multigenerational methodologies for creating public art!

Projects should explore how art can be used as form of community defense to foster dialogue and protect our communities.

Projects in this practice space should introduce participants to methodologies for community engagement and publically generated art & graphics that address social issues. Projects should explore how to cultivate a meaningful exchange with the public in order to create spaces for conversations on topics that are sometimes uncomfortable, such as immigrant rights, gender and sexual identity, and gentrification. Participants in this practice space should walk away knowing how to implement these methodologies in their own communities gaining practical skills for creating community art as community defense.

We are looking for projects that will help participants:

  • Develop a clearer sense of how art can be used as a form of community defense to foster and serve your barrio
  • Learn practical methods and approaches for community engagement
  • Connect with other individuals and groups making art in the public sphere
  • People interested in Community Building thru the use of Art.

If you have questions, email:
Jose: Benitez.mpp@gmail.com
Brandon Castillo.mpp@gmail.com

This practice space is co-organized by members of Mobile Print Power, a multigenerational collective based in Corona, Queens. For more information visit mobileprintpower.com