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Film Screening: Stories from Neighborhoods Now

July 25th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Van Alen Institute
303 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Kate Levy is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. In collaborations with community organizers, she has produced projects related to water, education, police violence, immigration and environmental and economic justice. She has exhibited her installation and film work at galleries, museums, and film festivals. She is a past MacDowell fellow, a Patagonia Works Media grant recipient and beginning in August 2023, she will be the Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Grand Valley State University.

Join us for a special film screening and conversation with filmmaker Kate Levy and Neighborhoods Now partners.

Neighborhoods Now was a community-led design initiative to help NYC recover and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in spring 2020 by the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute, Neighborhoods Now connected community organizations with 200+ designers, engineers, lawyers, and more to support their visions for a more resilient future.

In 2022, Kate Levy documented the work of neighborhood leaders and their design teams as they enlivened and programmed public space, provided support to small businesses, and envisioned thriving futures for their neighborhoods. Her series of short films captures a critical moment of recovery from the pandemic in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute will host a screening of selected short films, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and neighborhood partners.

Guest & Safety Policies

This program is open to Forum Fellows and the general public. Forum Fellows are encouraged to invite additional guests to participate. Learn more about becoming a Fellow.

Support Our Work

This Project is made possible with support from:

We thank our past funders who supported previous iterations of this initiative. 

Our programs are made possible through the support of our Board of Directors, Director’s Circle and Fellows. To learn about how you can support us, contact Miranda Bellizia, Director of Member Engagement, at miranda@urbandesignforum.org

Image: Kate Levy

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