SHIT WE LOVE
In these current times, there is an even greater need to stay AWAKE, INSPIRED and JOYFUL. We are paying special attention to people, places, and work that lift our spirits and we wanted to share some of them with you.
The New Sanctuary Coalition is a network of congregations, organizations, and individuals based in NYC standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation. They are calling attention to the fact that unjust global and systemic economics and racism form the basis of the injustices that affect immigrants. At this moment they are on the border of Mexico and California launching a national campaign to form a U.S. Caravan to support the Central American Caravan in Mexico, to witness their movement and to assist those seeking entry to the US without losing their liberty. Follow them on twitter for updates or visit their website . Please support their work any way you can!
This awesome pair of sisters, Autumn and Adrieene-Maree Brown, co-host this podcast on How to Survive the End of the World about learning from apocalypse with grace, rigor, and curiosity. They are heartfelt, funny and informative. We were excited to find others combining joy and humor with real talk about climate change and our future. Adrieen-Maree Brown is also the author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood both books worth checking out. The Podcast is fun! Check it out here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Our wonderful and lovely Kate Selden is leaving Design Wild this autumn. Kate has been with us as a project manager, planner, plant lover and magic force for all things beautiful. We just know that she will continue to bring her deep kindness, dedication and wild intelligent to all her new endeavors. Please join us in wish Kate success on all her new adventure!
Historic Gallery Show
We hosted a historic photo gallery show on the history of Dewitt Clinton Park in partnership with Hell's Kitchen Generation, Clinton Housing Development Co., and Gallery MC. This exhibit showcases the parks long and rich neighborhood history. Photos are on display starting with the construction of the park in the 1800s through to the 1970s, bringing to life the people and the park that has brought such vitality to the area for over one hundred years. Photos were sourced from the NYC parks department's archives as well as individual residents and members of the Hell's Kitchen Generations. The show is still up at 549 West 52nd Street. Read more about it here and go check it out!