Future Culture: Connecting People & Place on Staten Island’s North Shore



The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts are showcasing the “cool cultural world of the North Shore” of Staten Island with the exhibit, Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on State Island’s North Shore.

This interactive installation features public art pilot projects, community initiatives, and new ideas from visitors. Two of the six finalist proposals from the recent ‘Future Culture’ call for pilot projects, were selected for piloting. They are Sonic Gates, a group of interactive sound sculptures, and Court Yard Fridays, a series of weekend concerts, which will launch in the summer of 2018.

Visitors are welcome to post projects and events on a map, and add a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #connectingcultureSI, which will then be incorporated into the exhibition.

Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on Staten Island’s North Shore is meant to foster connections between community initiatives. The installation will be on view through December 9, 2017 at Art Space @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court in Staten Island.  In addition, other cultural initiatives that Staten Islanders are undertaking in the St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton communities and beyond are also on view.

Related programming includes:

Tompkinsville Cleanup & Yoga Event, at Tompkinsville Park
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Walking Tour: North Shore, an exhibition of photographs by Gareth Smit, at Alice Austen House Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSonic Gates Community Forum, at ArtSpace @ SI Arts
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
New Earth Resiliency Oracle Card Reading, at ArtSpace @ SI Arts Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Court Yard Fridays Listening Party, at Maker Park Radio (tune-in) Monday, November 20, time to be announced soon
How to Realize Your Project on a Grassroots Level, at ArtSpace @ SI Arts Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Future Culture exhibition runs concurrently with North Shore, a photography exhibition by Gareth Smit on view at Alice Austen House to December 23, 2017.

This past summer, we followed Design Trust to East Harlem and the South Bronx, where they chose two winning organizations, who will each be focusing on  Public For All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC, as the winners of their 2017 Call for Project Ideas.

Want to see more Art in Staten Island? Check out the current 100 Gates Project.