Open Meeting: Sharing Community Building Models

August 9th, 2019


4–6 pm: Open meeting (RSVP: with a brief description of your work)

6–8 pm: Drinks, dancing, and music by Sonido Caluda


Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY


As part of Aquí vive gente, Storefront for Art and Architecture and the East Harlem Culture Collective will host an open meeting on Sharing Community Building Models that brings together local artists, collectives, and organizations focused on community engagement and cultural production in New York City. In a conversation moderated by Alonso Gorozpe, former coordinator of the East Harlem Culture Collective, participants will share their experiences on the opportunities and challenges for self-organized cultural initiatives. For more information or to attend, please email with a brief description of your work.


After the meeting, Aquí vive gente will remain open to the public late for a set by Sonido Caluda, an NYC-based pioneer of the movimiento sonidero who has been hosting parties in New York City and around the Americas for more than two decades. Movimiento sonidero is a genre of public parties and social events from Mexico City in which DJs and entertainers called “sonideros” bring together communities through dance, music, and oration. Read more about the sonidero movement here.


Storefront’s current exhibition, Aquí vive gente, presents the first iteration of the Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra (MHC PDT). MHC PDT is a new cultural institution that seeks to preserve the memory and heritage of the neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Initiated by a collective called Brigada Puerta de Tierra and led by community members from the neighborhood, the museum utilizes a horizontal model of governance in which its activities are determined collectively and based on community interest.


Read more about the exhibition here




Brigada Puerta de Tierra is the recipient of the 2017 Visible Award (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazione Zegna), funding from which has supported Aquí vive gente.



Aquí vive gente is the first exhibition of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s year-long program of exhibitions and events, Building Cycles. Founding support of Building Cycles is generously provided by Linde-Griffith Construction Company and the Graham Foundation.




Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; KPF; ODA; Rockwell Group; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.


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