ArtsEverywhere is connected with several initiatives and practices that focus on the role of reimagined pedagogy and policy in institutional reform and the formation of new and autonomous constituencies. Partnerships are an essential aspect of this.

Artistic Practice

Dispatches From the Ghost Ship

Jacob Cohen, New York City, United States 

Concept: Elijah Kuan-Wong & Sidd Joag Drawings: Jacob Cohen Jacob Cohen is a Brooklyn-based experimental cellist, visual artist, and educator. Since 2014, he has been working with adolescents and young adults incarcerated on Rikers Island. He brings his cello directly to...

Janet Rogers: 2017 Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence

Janet Rogers, Victoria, Canada 

The Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence program, co-presented by Musagetes and rare Charitable Research Reserve, hosted Janet Rogers as the 2017 writer-in-residence. Every autumn, Eastern Comma hosts accomplished Canadian literary writers within North House, a solar-powered, advanced-design living lab set in the...

Stand By Your Dickhead

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

Set in the 50’s, the framed print I found in a trash pile outside my apartment depicted a surfer in swim shorts holding a ridiculously gigantic surfboard, with two women in bikinis standing beside him like obedient Eves. I showed...

Artist (Residency) and the City

Livia Alexander, New York City, United States 
Nat Muller, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Harutyun Alpetyan, Yerevan, Armenia 
Francesca Fiore, New York City & Bethel, United States 
Jakub Szczęsny, Warsaw, Poland 
Lyno Vuth, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
Azu Nwagbogu, Lagos, Nigeria 
Vibha Galhotra, Delhi, India 
Kira Simon-Kennedy, New York City, United States 
Anat Litwin, New York City, United States / Berlin, Germany / Jerusalem, Israel / Saitama, Japan 

This roundtable was inspired by a day-long symposium organized by Residency Unlimited entitled Embedded, Embedding: Artist Residencies, Urban Placemaking and Social Practice. To watch Jane Philbrick’s presentation at the event, please visit Residency Unlimited’s website.


On Pedagogical Turns and the Use of Time

Nikos Doulos, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Gian Spina, Athens, Greece 

I can think. I can wait. I can fast. Hermann Hesse, Siddartha In recent years we have seen a strong increase in the construction of schools as art projects or as new propositions of producing knowledge. Curators and artists present...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter Three
Scars, Giant Face, Ferocious Breakdance, and Other Learning Props to Perform the Struggle: A Play as Remembered by a Participant

N.O. aka Aliosha Pantalone, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

This is chapter three of three. For the first chapter in the series, please click here. For the second chapter in the series, please click here. Cast: Abimbola (Abimbola Odugbesan) Nigerian freedom fighter, dedicates most of his time to self-organized...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter Two
Away from Home in Lecce

Christina Thomopoulos, Athens, Greece 

This is chapter two of three. For the first chapter in the series, please click here. For the third chapter in the series, please click here. Foreign Postcards: A Series of Rituals around Language, Memory, and Music When was the first...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter One

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 

Just as the way we perform changes, so should our sense of “voice.” In our everyday lives we speak differently to diverse audiences. We communicate best by choosing that way of speaking that is informed by the particularity and uniqueness...


Staking a Claim in the City Center

Livia Alexander, New York City, United States 

With photos by José Pelegrini Towards the end of a long day of a walking tour of São Paulo with an international group of prominent architects visiting the city with the Van Alen Institute[1] to explore issues of density with...

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, São Paulo, Brazil 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges,...

Artist Safety / Safe Haven Hosting

Diana Ramarohetra, Cape Town, South Africa 
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Lillehammer, Norway 
Laurence Cuny, Dieulefit, France / Valencia, Spain 
Nforchu Mabelle Ngum, Yaounde, Cameroon 
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria, New York City, United States 
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Norway 
David Maggs, Woody Point, Canada 
Małgorzata Różańska, Krakow, Poland 
Julie Trébault, New York City, United States 
Khaled Barakeh, Berlin, Germany 
Abazar Hamid, Harstad, Norway 
Basma El Husseiny, Beirut, Lebanon 
Manojna Yeluri, Hyderabad, India 
Ashley Tucker, New York City, United States 
Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki, Finland / Berlin, Germany 

This roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. The concept and leading question was originally posed by Todd Lanier Lester, and convened by Lalita Salander. To read the responses to the first question in...

Tarcísio’s Bar

Adler Murada, São Paulo, Brazil / Bruxelles, Belgium 

How was I to experiment, artistically, with such a unique location? The residency did not have any fixed format or studio space, discarding then traditional demands of art production. So how would I produce an artistic process based entirely on...

Policy Change

All Walls are Temporary

Maya Singhal, New York City, United States 

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border existed long before Donald Trump promised to build it. As early as 1848, following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed by the U.S. and Mexico, fences were constructed along the border to designate territory,...

Reclaiming Cartography, Photography, and Colonial Imagery

Kristine Jordan, New York City, United States 

Fifty-eight years ago, the Malagasy Republic was declared an autonomous state within an association of countries known as the French Community. Much like other nations that fought for independence well into the second half of the 20th century, elements of...

Haawiyat: A Syrian Comic for Syrian Children

Monica Rodriguez, New York City, United States 

After fleeing Syria, a nation badly bloodied by civil war, refugees are finding themselves trapped in migratory limbo for long stretches of time as they await placement in foreign, and often unwelcoming, lands. Of the staggering 4.9 million displaced Syrians...

The Emerging Indie Music Industry in Saudi Arabia

Melody Chan, New York City, United States 

During his performance for a group of students in New York in April, Saudi musician Diya Azzony prompted the audience to ask him questions about anything from his musical technique to his life story to his politics. This open exchange...