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Fast-Tracked

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

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Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Meet the 2020 Public Access Design Jury!

Meet the 2020 _Public Access Design_ Jury!

We're delighted to announce our latest Public Access Design jury, who will help us select our Public Access Design collaborations for 2020! This year we are joined by Alia Hassan, Julian Morales, Anthonine Pierre, and Alyna Citrin (clockwise, from top left).

Alia Hassan works at Blue State Digital (BSD) – a purpose-driven creative and technology agency working with progressive nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients. Prior to her current position as Global Head of Operations & Talent, she held several others at BSD including Designer, Global Director of Design, and Head of Creative & Delivery. She’s especially passionate about designing for action and social impact, and has worked with clients including the NAACP, Teach For America, and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earned her MBA from Columbia Business School, and has served on the Board of AIGA NY.

Julian Morales is the Director of Organizing at Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES). Julian has been involved in community organizing and housing issues for more than a decade. A long-time housing organizer, who is born and raised in public housing (NYCHA) and works to identify strategies to preserve NYCHA with public housing residents at the forefront of the decision making. Julian also has been instrumental over the fight against proposed megatowers in the Two Bridges area, pushing for a community led rezoning with CAAAV, TUFF-LES and Manhattan Community Board 3. Julian is the former Director of Organizing for Council Member Carlos Menchaca’s office, which he led the Participatory Budgeting initiative for cycles 5-7 along with working on a number of other important community issues.  

Anthonine Pierre is the Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, where she works to implement BMC’s organizing strategy and its capacity to nurture social & political leadership in Central Brooklyn. She directs the organization’s efforts in base-building & leadership development. She also leads BMC’s issue campaigns on police accountability & anti-street harassment. As a founding staff member, she has played an integral role in the development of BMC’s organizational structure, organizing alliances, and membership base. Anthonine’s work at BMC is a commitment to cultivating fierce, powerful Black communities, informed by over a decade of experience in grassroots organizing, public policy, and government relations. Anthonine is a lifelong Brooklynite and enthusiasm enthusiast. When she’s not working at BMC, she’s usually looking for the Wiz with her friends the Lion, the Tin Man & the Scarecrow.

Alayna Citrin is a designer interested in creating thoughtful and engaging work with people in process-driven, collaborative environments. She is currently a Graphic Designer at Sir Kensington’s whose mission to reimagine ordinary and overlooked food with fearless integrity and charm. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Graphic Design BFA program with a concentration in Sustainability and Social Practice.

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Power Trip

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

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Pass It On!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Participatory Budgeting

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A Fair Chance

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A Fair Chance