Project Outputs

We released the first issue of the Future Culture Newspaper on December 23, 2016. In addition to the print version in English and Spanish distributed across Staten Island, the newspaper was also made available online in other most spoken languages in the borough, including Bengali, Sinhala, Tamil, and Urdu. Stayed tuned for the next issue in February 2017.

Future Culture Newspaper Editions 2 (NEW!) and 1 in English

March 2017

Future Culture Newspaper Editions 2 (NEW!) and 1 in Spanish

March 2017

Future Culture Newspaper Editions 2 (NEW!) and 1 in Bengali

March 2017

Future Culture Newspaper Editions 2 (NEW!) and 1 in Tamil

March 2017

Future Culture Newspaper Editions 2 (NEW!) and 1 in Urdu

March 2017

Future Culture Newspaper Edition 1 in Sinhala

December 2016

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Project Activities

In October 2016, Staten Island Arts hosted the Future Culture Open House, where dozens of people came to meet the project Fellows and participate in mapping cultural assets and public realm challenges. Shortly after, an intensive six-week Working Group convened, bringing together a diverse and dynamic team to document the cultural landscape, identify needs and opportunities, and begin to develop strategies. Meanwhile, the project team surveyed local organizations and small businesses and met with a number of public and private stakeholders.

Activity Photos (11)

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Photo: Jourdan Sayers

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Design Trust Fellows and Future Culture Working Group Members reflected on the five-week brainstorming workshop to analyze the cultural landscape and identify needs, and developed strategies for action during the final session on December 12, 2016.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Design Trust Participatory Art Fellow Lisa Dahl and Policy Fellow Ben Margolis are leading the fifth session of the Future Culture Working Group on December 5, 2016.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Design Trust Participatory Art Fellow Lisa Dahl and Policy Fellow Ben Margolis are leading an exercise during the fourth session of the Future Culture Working Group on November 28, 2016.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Design Trust Urban Design Fellow Margie Ruddick is leading an exercise during the third session of the Future Culture Working Group on November 21, 2016.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Future Culture Working Group Members identified action hubs in Staten Island's North Shore.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Future Culture Working Group Members identified action hubs in Staten Island's North Shore.

Photo: Martha Snow

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Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellow Jourdan Sayers is leading a discussion during the second session of the Future Culture Working Group on November 14, 2016.

Photo: Martha Snow

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The second session of the Future Culture Working Group on November 14, 2016.

Photo: Joseph Huennekens

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The first session of the Future Culture Working Group on November 6, 2016.

Photo: Jourdan Sayers/Joseph Huennekens

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Future Culture open house on October 25, 2016 

Photo: Jourdan Sayers/Joseph Huennekens

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Design Trust Fellow Margie Ruddick explains the challenging conditions along the North Shore waterfront during the Future Culture open house on October 25, 2016.

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