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Here to Stay

Chinatown Art Brigade 唐人街藝術隊/ 唐人街艺术队

New York City, NY

‘Here to Stay’ was a year-long project with CAAAV’s Chinatown Tenants’ Union (CTU) that included a series of large-scale outdoor mobile projections addressing themes of gentrification, displacement and community resilience in NYC’s Chinatown. Artwork based on oral histories, placekeeping walks, and maps created during community-led workshops were incorporated into photo and video montages that were projected onto buildings and public landmarks in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is an intergenerational, womxn-led collective driven by the fundamental belief that our cultural, material, and aesthetic modes of production have the power to advance social change. CAB is comprised of Asian American and Asian diasporic identifying visual artists, media makers, writers, educators, and organizers with deep roots in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Together we make work that centers art and culture as a way to support community-led campaigns around issues of gentrification and displacement.