Public Art Addressing Anti-Asian Racism ~ Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya: I Still Believe in Our City




Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Addressing anti-Asian racism in our city, artist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya seized the moment, creating portraits of Asian people with the wording, I Am Not Your Scapegoat and This is Our Home Too. The project, entitled I Still Believe in our City’ is a series of 45 individual pieces of artwork, located in this cities busiest places ~ subway stations in Brooklyn.

Congratulations to Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya for making the cover of Time Magazine, The Story Behind Time’s Cover on Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes, March, 2021.

Photo courtesy of New York Commission on Human Rights.

As part of the Series, New Yorkers were asked if they still believe in their city. We weren’t surprised by the positive comments in spite of the personal and financial hit surrounding everyone this year. Read what some of them had to say and add your own thoughts.

Read the interview by AsAmNews of Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, and her plans to bring the exhibit above ground on to bus shelters, DOT display cases, and LinkNYC Kiosks. The campaign will culminate with a community mural on Grand Street in the spring, 2021. Stay tuned.

Read more about the project, I Still Believe in Our City, a public art campaign and purchase a poster!

Follow the artist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya on Instagram and Twitter. The I Still Believe in Our City art series is created in partnership with the NYC Commission on Human Rights.

And follow the artist to her new installation, May we Know our Own Strength ~ Release your Burden. Will you share?

….and We Are More, a new art installation by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya in Times Square.

Meanwhile, New Yorkers rallied against the wave of anti-Asian hate.