Jasmine Plantin (Flatbush), a textile and fashion artist, in #PWOTEKSYON, will be exploring culture as mode of protection for the Haitian Diaspora in Flatbush through a two part evening, beginning with a panel discussion between Caribbean creatives highlighting how their heritage influences their work and introducing students to different artistic fields. The evening will end with an exhibition of narrative wearable art that she has developed in partnership with Haitian artisans highlighting the different periods of Haitian history.
Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), HCX’s newest program, is a creative adaption of the traditional rural Haitian communal living system which embodies the intersection of land, family, spirituality, resource sharing and joint work. This project provides four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush. Visit haiticulturalx.org for more info!