Open Engagement 2018 "Sustainability"@ Queens Museum!

Place: Queens Museum, Queens NY
From  May 11–13, 2018



Presentation: Cultivating DC through Permacounterculture

Panels: Nicole Dowd, SarahO’Donoghue, Tef Reese and Naoko Wowsugi

Taking its namesake from ‘permaculture’—an ecological approach characterized by ethical self-sufficiency—“Permacounterculture” synthesized punk music, urban farming, and diverse communities to advocate for food justice in rapidly gentrifying Washington DC. Through an introduction of the project, its collaborative processes, and its community- driven outcomes, the team will discuss how the work catalyzed local subcultures in addition to strategies for supporting sustainable social practices.