Spring 2013 Honorary Fellow
Fellow: Alicia Grullon
Project: Campaign Headquarters
about Campaign Headquarters
Campaign Headquarters was part of Becoming Green in the Bronx, a social practice piece that looks at green issues and connects them to urban poverty, sustainability and diversity. Campaign Headquarters was originally proposed as a tangible central hub where communities could discuss specific environmental challenges people experience in their everyday lives through promoting new legislation, exchanging information, writing letters to City officials, and open roundtable discussions. Modeled after the Percent for Art program, the new bill proposed would allot 1% of the budget for eligible City-funded construction project to green and sustainable projects in under-served communities.
Campaign Headquarters and Becoming Green in the Bronx transformed over the Fellowship year into PERCENT FOR GREEN, part of inClimate, an exhibition curated by Regina Cornwell and presented by Franklin Furnace and its co-founder Martha Wilson. PERCENT FOR GREEN took place from June 6th to August 5th, 2014 at Longwood Arts Gallery at 149th Street in the Bronx.
PERCENT FOR GREEN examined how art can facilitate community coalition to create solutions for environmental progress in the City and promote more discussion on Climate Change. The project's objective was to co-author a bill with Bronx residents that protects the environmental rights of people in under-served areas.
Alicia was present at the gallery for open hours, researching topics and available to help visitors brainstorm environmental solutions, discuss legislation points or talk about the environment, economy, and society. What she and others learned from this process is forming the basis of the new Percent for Green legislation. The time also included meetings with activists Mychal Johnson from South Bronx Unite, Tanya Fields from The Blk Projeck, and Rosalba Lopez Ramirez from Kelly Street Garden, as well as composting workshops, climate change talks, and tea.
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Alicia Grullon is an American artist from the Bronx whose projects consist of performances & photography where she creates public interventions in storefronts, offices, and public spaces. Her work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio; Socrates Sculpture Park; BRIC Rotunda; No Longer Empty Andrew Freeman House; Essex Street Market; Community Litmus Space Ansan, South Korea; Masur Museum of Art; the Peekskill Arts Festival; Samuel Dorsky Museum at the State University of New York, New Paltz; Hunter College Gallery; Lower East Side Festival of the Arts; and The University of Rhode Island.