tART artist Aisha Cousins’

Mapping Soulville’s

Make-Your-Own-Street-Sign photobooth project

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As part of Laundromat Project’s 2013 Create Change Artist-in-Residence program, tART artist Aisha Cousins engages local community marking places that matter with her “live art project” Mapping Soulville.  Described as “expanding the pre-existing practice of renaming streets in black communities to reflect resident’s culture and history”, Make Your Own Street Sign photobooth project had participants creating street names at Marmy’s Laundromat in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

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If you missed her August workshops you can join her this Saturday September 21st from 12-5pm and pose for a portrait with your own street sign at Marmy’s Laundromat. The Saturday program is part of Laundromat Project(LP)’s first Field Day, a new annual festival of neighborhoods highlighting LP programs and local community activities in Bed-Stuy(Brooklyn), Harlem(Manhattan) and Hunts Point(Bronx).  Check out more details here.

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Check out this featured story “Street Signs become a Map of the Soul” on her work in Bed-StuyPatch online newsletter here and her blog SAY IT LOUD! highlighting the project here. Feeling the Aisha Cousins good vibes, like her facebook page here. Want to know more about the fabulous Laundromat Project, check them out here, their Create Change 2013 Artist-in-Residence fellows here, and their annual Public Potluck Dinner(they bring the food, you bring the ideas) here.  Still can’t get enough about Aisha’s project, check out this video of her talking about Mapping Soulville.

All photos by the artist.