The Kensington Riots Project was a collaboration with Arab American youth and sculptor Jebney Lewis, creating site-based art that explored the nation’s challenging history of immigration through the lens of the anti-Irish Catholic Kensington Riots of 1844.
Over the course of six Saturdays in April and May of 2012, the team used theatre, photography, installation and sculpture to reclaim the sites where the riots occurred. The project culminated in a two day exhibit at the White Space in the Crane Arts Old School and outside on the streets of Kensington. A project website created a detailed guide to the way public art and public history were brought together in an educatonal environment.
Presented in partnership with the Arab American Community Development Corporation, with funding from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the Leeway Foundation.