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Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley Presents: “Rick Lowe Residency”

when: 2014-11-16, starts at November 16 - 25, 2014
where: Houston’s Northern Third Ward

by ARC at UC Berkeley

Rick Lowe Residency
November 16-25, 2014

The Arts Research Center is delighted to host a 10-day residency with acclaimed artist and community organizer Rick Lowe. Lowe’s Project Row Houses, founded two decades ago, has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives. Located in Houston’s Northern Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, Lowe’s Project Row Houses was founded with 22 houses on a block-and-a-half and today occupies six blocks that are home to 40 properties, including exhibition and residency spaces for artists, office spaces, a community gallery, a park, low-income residential and commercial spaces, and houses in which young mothers can live for a year and receive support as they work to finish school and get their bearings.

During his time on campus, Lowe will present the 2014 Regents Lecture “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” on Monday November 17, in addition to meeting with students, faculty and community organizers throughout the Bay Area involved in socially engaged art practices.

For updated information, please visit ARC’s website in the coming weeks.

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