There Goes the Neighborhood! is a four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations between artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, with satellite events at the UCSD campus and the San Diego Museum of art (in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series).
The first iteration of There Goes the Neighborhood! took place in June of 2010 and focused on issues relating to gentrification. It examined how art can play a role in both neighborhood revitalization as well as also be complicit in the displacement of existing groups by those moving in. This year the focus of the There Goes the Neighborhood is “the neighborhood” as a nexus of global conditions that manifest themselves in local, everyday, situations. These issues range from transportation networks to means of food production to how information (and knowledge) is disseminated publicly.
A rough schedule of the event:
Thursday May 31st
Location: UCSD campus
Event: “Relocating the University” installation and panel discussion
Friday June 1st
Location: The San Diego Museum of Art
Event: “Relocating the University: part II” performance, workshop and panel discussion
*note: this event is in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series:
Saturday June 2nd
Location: North Park (with excursions to South Park and City Heights)
Events: “Breakfast with Strangers” a meal with someone you don’t know; Photography workshop; Thrift Store bike tour; Street-Car Reenactment – talks addressing issues of urbanism accompanied by music on a hired trolley tour car that runs an old street-car line from 1918; Photography exhibition at Agitprop featuring work by artist Shane Anderson; Post Office conversations; Literary Arts and more.
Sunday June 3rd
Location: North Park
Events: Brunch from Santos Market; Multiple workshops examining the proposed park for the lot behind North Park Theater as a potential green space; DIY publication workshop; a procession through the neighborhood; weekend finale reception and more…
All There Goes the Neighborhood events are FREE. Donations gladly accepted.