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When we think of Open House New York, we rightfully think about buildings and the thrill of getting access to the otherwise inaccessible. But this summer, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Open House New York Weekend, we invite you to join us as we explore some of the deeper values and ideas that make the experience of architecture and cities so powerful, values and ideas that Open House New York itself champions in its programs.
On August 24, join OHNY and Prerana Reddy for a conversation about engagement. Prerana Reddy has been the Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement for the Queens Museum since 2005. She organizes screening, talks, festivals, visual art exhibitions, artist residencies and performances, many of which are developed in collaboration with diverse local community organizations and cultural producers. She is also in charge of the museum’s community engagement initiatives that combine arts and culture with social development goals in nearby neighborhoods predominately comprised of new immigrants such as museum’s offsite immigrant arts & education center Immigrant Movement International, and the design and ongoing programming of Corona Plaza. She holds an MA in Cinema Studies, with a focus on documentary and visual anthropology, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Admission is free but reservations are required as space is limited. Registration will begin on August 10 at 10 am.
Each talk part of the Conversations on the City series will last approximately one hour, and will be followed by a reception.