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Building HueSpaces: The Legacy of Black Communities Built and Sustained, held at Weeksville Heritage Center on May 11, 2023, co-organized by Bureau V Architecture's Peter Zuspan.

Building HueSpaces Convening

April 30, 2023

Building HueSpaces: The Legacy of Black Communities Built and Sustained

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9am - 5pm.

Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Co-created by BVA's Peter Zuspan, the Building HueSpaces celebratory day-long convening will focus on the sustainability of arts and cultural organizations and the continued growth of POC-led arts communities. The historic Weeksville Heritage Center serves as the gathering site and an incredible and withstanding example of how an arts and cultural organization can preserve and sustain the legacy of a community. Everardo Jefferson, Commissioner of New York City Landmarks Preservation and the Principal Architect of Weeksville’s Cultural Center will share insights into his roles and the significance of the historic site. Other speakers throughout the day will highlight vast efforts in preserving Black communities across New York’s five boroughs, from built spaces to designated areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network, and spark creativity while being in community with peers. In this culminating Building HueSpaces event, we look toward the future and celebrate the power of collaboration and community.

Museum Hue and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) NY Cultural Facilities Committee, present Building HueSpaces, a series that centers art and culture enclaves founded and led by Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and all People of Color. Building HueSpaces stems from the research findings and recommendations in the HueArts NYC Brown Paper report.

Through case studies of select NYC-based arts entities, this series will provide resources to support arts entities founded and led by Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and all People of Color seeking guidance on attaining a brick-and-mortar of their own. This series will provide greater insight into how art spaces are acquired and developing capital campaigns. This series demonstrates the critical need for greater racial equity and representation within NYC’s built environment and arts landscape.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve a spot here.

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