Van Alen Variety Show

9 Nov 2016

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What will the aftermath of the 2016 election mean for cities? Join us for a post-Election Day celebration of the mandate of everyday city dwellers to improve one another’s lives. No matter if the unthinkable happens on November 8, we’ll apply performance, satire, and rapid presentations to mix policy and play and proclaim the power of participation:

  • Concrete Justice and Theatre of the Oppressed present “The Housing Circus,” a performance of the actors’ own experiences in advocating against discrimination in housing and jobs access
  • “Anne-splaining” with Van Alen Director of Research Anne Guiney, on finding a sense of home amid the hubris and hilarity of city politics at its most local: the community board
  • Yazmany Arboleda, NYC and Nairobi-based artist and architect; Hanif Yazdi, NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs; Kouki Mojadidi, Aga Khan Foundation Design and Construction Manager for Afghanistan; andFrancisco Brown, New York City correspondent, Arquine explore international models for how elected leaders can better connect with citizens and communities through unexpected intermediaries

This event is part of the fall 2016 program festival, MandateView additional events.

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