Saturday, May 19th: Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space/Play Space

12pm: Eminent Domain Bike Tour with Bettina Johae
5-10pm: Interactive Games with Gigantic Mechanic
5-7pm: Augmented Reality Workshop with Will Pappenheimer

Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space at Old Stone House (5th Ave. & 3rd St., Brooklyn) brings together 19 artists and arts groups to consider the history, politics, and planning surrounding public parks and recreation spaces in Brooklyn and beyond. Exhibiting artists tackle issues such as parks’ relationship to eminent domain and gentrification, the process behind public space design, and debates involving the use (or mis-use) of public/private space raised by the recent Occupy protests. Projects in all media include abstract “utopian” maps, whimsical visions of imaginary play spaces, a virtual reality park design smartphone app, and photo and video journaling Brooklyn’s lesser-known natural environments.

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