Ariana Faye Allensworth: Staying Power & Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Ariana Faye Allensworth: Staying Power & Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ICI 401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public

On August 14 join ICI for the second iteration of the two-part program entitled New Media Intimacies with Ariana Faye Allensworth (Curatorial Intensive Alumna NOLA ‘19) to discuss how the Anti-eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) makes visible what gentrification obscures. Founded in 2013 during the dawn of the current tech boom in San Francisco, AEMP is a volunteer-run data visualization and storytelling collective documenting displacement and resistance upon gentrifying landscapes. Primarily working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City, the collective produces digital maps, oral history work, films, murals, and community events. 

ICI’s public programs highlights the work of our various collaborators across projects, exhibitions, and Curatorial Intensives in an effort to activate sites of knowledge production within a public space. New Media Intimacies looks specifically at the work being done by those collaborators who use technology and digital arts as a tool for connecting communities. Allensworth will share highlights and work in progress from Staying Power, a participatory photography project commissioned by The Laundromat Project’s Create Change Residency that explores New York City public housing histories through the lens of longtime residents. Produced in collaboration with AEMP, the project employs photovoice—a research tool that uses photography as a form of inquiry—and oral history interviews to build community power. The program considers how data and imagery shape debates about affordable housing as well as what becomes possible when new media strategies are leveraged to trouble hierarchical assumptions about who is the ‘expert.’ Allensworth will lead participants through an activity that puts photovoice into practice. 

Allensworth is a recent alumna of the 2019 New Orleans Curatorial Intensive. The Curatorial Intensive offers a group of curators the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field. It also provides the invaluable opportunity for peer-group education, forging new networks internationally.

Please see here for more information about the first program in the New Media Intimacies series with Morehshin Allahyari.

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This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image Caption: Screen grab of Alameda County from AEMP’s Narratives of Displacement and Resistance Map (detail). Red circles represent evictions and blue circles contain oral histories about home and displacement.

August 14, 2019

ICI 401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Ariana Faye Allensworth

Ariana Faye Allensworth is a Brooklyn-based cultural producer, photographer, and educator. She currently manages the Teen Academy program at the International Center of Photography, creating dynamic spaces for high school students to cultivate their skills as leaders and visual storytellers. Prior to her role at ICP, Ariana supported the development and implementation of school and youth programs at Youth Speaks, Urban Arts Partnership, and New Design High School. As an independent curator and researcher, she has produced exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with Pro Arts Gallery, Incline Gallery, Open Engagement, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Her research interests include social justice pedagogies, the history of photography, spatial politics, and Black cultural and aesthetic theory. In all of her work, Ariana remains committed to realizing a more equitable art world. She holds a Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley and a BA in Urban Studies and African & African-American Studies from Fordham University.

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