Staying Power by Ariana Allensworth 

Opening: May/June 2021

Project Description: 

For the Lower East Side iteration of Staying Power, artist Ariana Allensworth will expand upon a collaborative, multidisciplinary art and research project that celebrates the people’s history of New York City public housing in the neighborhood through photography, personal collections, and interview with residents. The project offers counter-narratives to the stereotypes surrounding the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) through the lens of residents raised and living in NYCHA.

Equal parts online archive, community collaboration, and public art project, FABnyc will support Ariana in the production of a public project and growth of an online archive to help preserve residents’ histories, and claim agency in the telling of narratives around public housing. 

The first iteration of Staying Power was supported by the Laundromat Project