Imagining a Better Brooklyn
November 20, 2009
Borough President and indefatigable booster Marty Markowitz probably thinks Brooklyn is already the best of all possible worlds. But most of Kings County's 2.5 million other residents probably think that their home could use a little tweaking here and there.
With that in mind, the Brooklyn Utopias project invited professional and teen artists to portray their own Brooklyn Utopias, with an eye toward a livable and sustainable borough. The results - work by some 30 different people -- now are on display at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Starting Artists.
The display at the historical society include Triada Samaras' photos of her interactive mural protesting large-scale development in Carroll Gardens and Tracy Collinsí photographs of Atlantic Yards construction.
The exhibition runs through Jan. 3 but will be closed on certain days for special program. Check Brooklyn Utopias for more detailed information.