Thanks to all who came to the Spaces & Places: Art Along the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference. The Keynote Speaker Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl began the conference by discussing his New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Initiatives on diversity in the arts and housing for artists. A panel of artists followed, explaining the role of the waterfront in creating their art. They also recounted their experiences finding affordable rents in DUMBO in the 1980s and mentioned current projects such as building a temporary floating bridge to Governors Island and bioswales for the Brooklyn waterfront.
After a networking break, two final panels mixed artists, gallery owners, and developers to discuss how art will continue being made along the waterfront.
Photos below are by Andie Lessa, City Tech Faculty Commons Design Team and the BWRC’s Jeremiah Cox: