Title: Dennis Livingston – Social Graphics
Authors: Ellen Lupton, Dennis Livingston
Contributors: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
Publisher: Council on the Arts., 2001
Length: 21 pages
Catalog of an exhibition held 23 October-17 November, 1990
Dennis Livingston (1939–2011):
Baltimore based artist and activist.
"He was active with the Black Panthers in the 1960s in Washington and with Abbie Hoffman in the Yippie movement."
"Since 1994, he ha[d] been director of a program development and organizing project dedicated to turning environmental problems of low-income communities into sustainable career and economic development solutions. In 1981, he founded Baltimore Jobs in Energy Project, for which he was project and executive director until 1994, to train residents of low-income communities in weatherization and energy conservation. Since 1977, he ha[d] headed Social Graphic Company, designing and publishing dozens of chart posters, curriculum, books, and manuals. He ha[d] shown his work in publications and shows internationally, including a one-person at Cooper Union in New York City. He was, for example, an author and illustrator of the EPA Lead Worker and Risk Assessor Curricula. Mr. Livingston ha[d] been a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners since 1972. He ha[d] served on the boards of directors of Coalition of Peninsula Organizations, The Loading Dock, Baltimore Employment Network, Maryland Citizen Action, Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, and South Baltimore Home Maintenance Program. He ha[d] presented more than 100 workshops and trainings in dozens of cities. Mr. Livingston received a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 1966."
Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center:
2009 exhibition by Damon Rich of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, hosted by the Queens Museum of Art
Larissa Harris, Commissioning curator; Project Coordinator for Queens Museum Installation: Rana Amirtahmasebi
Museum Director: Tom Finkelpearl
"The Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project collected the foreclosure information. . . . The Regional Plan Association, an independent planning group, then crunched the numbers using the Geographic Information System — a mapping program — to create maps of every inch of the city indicating where there had been foreclosures of single- to four-family homes in 2008."
"Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center is funded by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Artists & Communities, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, which is made possible by major funding from Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. A publication funded by The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts will be available during the exhibition. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts."
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Queens Museum of Art:
Architect: Aymar Embury II
Renovated 1964 by Daniel Chait.
Renovated in 1994 by Rafael Viñoly.
Expansion scheduled in 2013, under the helm of Grimshaw Architects with Ammann & Whitney as engineers.
"Built to house the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair, where it housed displays about municipal agencies. . . . It is now the only surviving building from the 1939/40 Fair. After the World’s Fair, the building became a recreation center for the newly created Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The north side of the building, now the Queens Museum, housed a roller rink and the south side offered an ice rink. . . . From 1946 to 1950 . . . it housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations. . . . In 1972 the north side of the New York City Building was handed to the Queens Museum of Art (or as it was then known, the Queens Center for Art and Culture)."
The other half of the building was an ice-skating rink from 1939–2009.