Prerana Reddy: On Engagement
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
646-779-9616 Price: Free, reservation required
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On August 24, join OHNY and Prerana Reddy for a conversation about engagement. Prerana Reddy has been the Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement for the Queens Museum since 2005. She organizes screenings, talks, festivals, visual art exhibitions, artist residencies, and performances, many of which are developed in collaboration with diverse local community organizations and cultural producers. She is also in charge of the museum’s community engagement initiatives which combine arts and culture with social development goals in nearby neighborhoods predominantly comprised of new immigrants—such asthe museum’s offsite immigrant arts & education center Immigrant Movement International, and the ongoing programming of Corona Plaza. Reddy holds an MA in Cinema Studies, with a focus on documentary and visual anthropology, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
When we think of Open House New York, we rightfully think about buildings and the thrill of getting access to the otherwise inaccessible. But this summer, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Open House New York Weekend, we invite you to join us as we explore some of the deeper values and ideas that make the experience of architecture and cities so powerful, values and ideas that Open House New York itself champions in its programs.
Open House New York has invited a group of leading thinkers from design, art, science, and media for open-ended conversations about life in the contemporary city. In different but compelling ways, the work of each of these individuals helps us better understand the pleasures and frustrations of living an urban life, and asks questions that challenge the way we see and think about the city. Each conversation is structured around a broad theme but all will explore how fundamental values like openness and access help shape our experience of New York and give cities everywhere their vitality and meaning. Read more about the series and speakers here.