US/UK Exploratory Learning Partnership Project - Building a Field,
an initiate by Columbia College, Chicago
in collaboration with London international Festival of Theatre (LIFT).
Space are one of the UK arts organisations who have been chosen,
as a host partner, for a visit from US Arts organisations. The visit
will take place on 6th/7th and 8th of June at Access Space.
and hosts at Access/RTI joined by our US visitors
RTI/Access Space will be joined by representatives from Artists
For Humanity, in Boston and California (Los Angeles),
and Street-Level Youth
media from Chicago.
web site has been set up to:
>>document the visit to RTI/Access Space through text
>>offer information about the exchange programs and
>>link to the other organisations involves
for Humanity is a veteran youth arts organization
based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1991 by artist
Susan Rodgerson and six young artists (in middle school at
the time) in a one-room studio, AFH now occupies two floors
of a warehouse.
For Humanity's (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial
and social divisions and restore our urban neighborhoods by
using art and the creative process to join young people with
the business community.
interested in sharing its model and creating partnerships
in many ways, including assisting in the development of a
sister organization, California Artists for Humanity.
For Humanity California attempts to revitalise
and restore urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles, at the grassroots
level, by joining their young people with the economic life
forces-the business community. AFH would also like to develop
international partnerships in the UK and Ireland.
Chicago's inner-city youth in media arts and emerging technologies
for use in self-expression, communication and social change.
Street-Level's programs build self-esteem and critical thinking
skills for urban youth youth who have been historically neglected
by policy makers and mass media. Using video production, computer
art, and the Internet, Street-Level's young people address community
issues, access advanced communication technologies and gain
inclusion in our information-base society.
GUESTS FROM THE ABOVE ORGANISATIONS ARE>>>>
Rodgerson - Artist and entrepreneur, and
co-founder Boston Artists for Humanity.
Robert D. Gibbs - Artist and Staff
member of Artists for Humanity (AFH), Boston.
R. Vera - Illustrator and fine artist,
and Director of California Artists for Humanity.
Lucia Ramirez Gonzalez - Undergraduate
at De Paul University studying Public Policy & Urban Issues,
and Italian. Board Member - Street- level Youth Media, Chicago.
Founder of RTI/Access James Wallbank
Project Manager &Volunteer Co-ordinator Tamar
Administrator Richard Siddall
Organisers & hosts
during exchange Vicky
Morris & Nick Sambrook
Redundant Technology Initiative / Access Space
1 Sidney St. Sheffield S1 4RG Tel: 0114) 2495588