Signified @ BMW Guggenheim Lab, Oct. 7 @ 9pm

Media Studies Student Anna Barsan has asked me to share this with you:

Date: Friday, October 7th  9pm
Event: SIGNIFIED launch with BMW Guggenheim Lab
Venue: BMW Guggenheim Lab
Location: First street entrance: 33 East 1st street (btwn 1st and 2nd Ave); Second Ave entrance:  Second Ave at Houston

SIGNIFIED is a web-based multi-platform documentary project featuring and highlighting the work of queer identified individuals who are fostering, enriching and sustaining vibrant and diverse communities. The project is comprised of an ongoing web series of short video profiles, an online platform for educational resource exchange as well as an ongoing salon forum featuring the work of a diverse range of queer people and organizations.

The creation of this series came from a desire to provide a common platform and literally common space, for these communities to come together to witness their overlapping work, voices, lives and struggles. We hope this series will serve as a catalyst to begin the long but necessary journey in holding one another accountable, in joining forces, in exercising our social responsibility to queer communities, of color communities, immigrant communities, trans communities, and many more. The urban space is where our journeys collide and hopefully where our solidarity can take root.

On Friday, October 7th at 9pm SIGNIFIED will launch in conjunction with the groundbreaking first installment of the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is conceived to engage public discourse in cities around the world. Its first location is on the cusp of the Lower East Side and the East Village in Manhattan and then will travel on to Berlin, Mumbai and six more cities around the world.

The lab is a way for the public to participate in experiments, learn about and explore relevant issues within the city and to collectively participate in creating solutions to the issues and ideas presented within the space. We are honored to have SIGNIFIED selected to be included as a participant in this innovative and exciting project.

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