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OTIS MFA Public Practice + Transforma
New Orleans, LA
From 2007-2008 the inaugural cohort of the MFA Public Practice program worked under the guidance of Program Chair, Suzanne Lacy and in collaboration with Transforma Projects and the Crescent City Peace Alliance to understand the historic and socio-political contexts of the Plessy site. MFA students lead art-based workshops focusing on historic and contemporary issues of civil rights in New Orleans. In addition, the students from Otis actively participated in the outreach, production and choreography for the events of Plessy Day, June 8th, 2008.

Transforma Projects is a collective of artists and creative professionals formed after Hurricane Katrina as a means of supporting, nurturing and celebrating creative practices that impact the recovery of New Orleans. The initiative explores how art-making can intersect with other sectors such as education, health, environment and community development.

The initiative was founded by Jessica Cusick, Sam Durant, Rick Lowe & Robert Ruello. Transforma Projects works in partnership with the National Performance Network (NPN), an organization based in New Orleans.

Transforma Projects is in the process of developing a Local Advisory Team here in New Orleans comprised of artists and members of the fields mentioned above.

More info on Transforma Projects: www.transformaprojects.org...
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1|18|08    New Orleans tour with Laverne Dunn

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Transforma Project/Plessy Day planning session at Douglas High School. June 2008 in New Orleans. Photo Credit: Consuelo Velasco.

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OTIS Public Practice Group with Laverne Dunn. Photography by Ofunne Obiamiwe

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Site Planning on paper at Xavier. June 2008. Photo Credit: Consuelo Velasco

Pictured: Andy Manousahagian.

 

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