Recorded on 10 September 2020
What can we, as a community, do to reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint? In this talk Paddy Johnson will discuss the necessity of building socially responsible infrastructure that supports arts workers while minimizing the waste that threatens our health, our livelihoods and that of our children. The talk looks at programs with a track record of success and how to replicate them.
Paddy Johnson is the editor of the forthcoming book Impractical Spaces and the founding editor of the contemporary art blog Art F City. With Nancy Kleaver, she founded PARADE, a non-profit arts organization that commissions civically engaged art in Queens between 2018-2019. She was the first recipient of the Arts Writers Grant for blogging in 2008, and a two-time nominee for Best Critic at the Rob Pruitt Awards in 2009 and 2010. She won the Village Voice Web Award for best Art Blog in 2010 and in 2011. Paddy has contributed to The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, CNN, VICE, Gizmodo, Observer, The Art Newspaper, Hyperallergic. She was a columnist for Artnet, The L Magazine, and Art in America. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile. She teaches new media art and writing in New York, where she lives with her partner.
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