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Saturday, April 27 • 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Place Keeping - The Anti-Gentrification Tool-Kit

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Community Organizer and Street Artist Alexis Mena and Nic Savvides, a Designer and Rapper come together to discuss how public art and green spaces can serve as powerful catalysts to fight profit-driven destabilization of our communities, or serve as spaces designed to supplement the displacement of people. Inspired by over 8 years of community organizing, public art planning , come unpack a tool kit for cultivating a community-led vision of the present and future utilizing tools and resources that are available to them today.

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Nicolas Savvides

Nicolas believes that strong, local communities can change the world. Nicolas' work is a practice of sustainable design and economic development.  Nicolas is an artist-entrepreneur working in the realms of real estate, education,  music, visual art and culture.
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Alexis Mena

Alexis Mena is a two-spirited multidisciplinary artist, born in Brooklyn, NY and identifies as Afro-Taino. After graduating high school Alexis skipped college and obtained his real estate license and practiced both real estate and mortgage finance until 2008. In 2011, Alexis and a... Read More →

Saturday April 27, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm EDT
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