FCC Artist Blog

Youth, Social Justice Art, and Public Space

By: Nansi Guevara

Artist in Residence, Nansi Guevara, and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative have employed two student community artists who just graduated from the J. Burke High School.

These artists are working with Nansi and other DSNI youth to create a series of public art placemaking projects in response to national and local police violence against black and brown people.

"This project is based on the issue of police brutality. As people of color there are a lot of things we feel we can't do in public or around the police without getting harassed or arrested. So we, as a team of artists, are talking to community members and posing the question, "What do you wish you can do in public space, that you feel you can't." - Chyanne Sampson