Swoon started Konbit Shelter after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In the months after the earthquake, her team of artists, architects, engineers, and builders worked with locals to create a disaster-resilient community center for the village.
Now they are collaborating with the people of Cormiers, Haiti to build a modern bamboo house for a local family. This structure is also a communal work of art and architecture – it will involve local teachers, farmers, artists, architects, and school kids in every aspect of its creation.
Last month, Hurricane Matthew brought more destruction to a place that has already suffered so much. As Haiti disappears from the daily headlines, the need for long-term economic recovery only grows.
Click HERE to learn more and for more info on how to support this beautiful project.
Klub Obzevetwa after school program, meets for a series of classes on architecture and neighborhood design.
Legendary Haitian wood carver Bonsy. Artists and craftsmen from the region have created almost all of the rewards which will help build this home.
Join us for the Eleven Spring Book Signing & 10th Anniversary Celebration at MEET
Ten years later, Marc and I are coming together with the artists of 11 Spring to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Event and the launch of the book. If you're in the NYC area, let's have a drink and chat with the artists behind the historic art show and set off a great holiday season.
At this event, you may purchase a copy of the standard and limited editions of Eleven Spring. Some of the 11 Spring artists and photographers will be available to sign your copy.
Please RSVP to attend and you may also pass this invitation to friends and family.
Thursday December 15, 2016
Location: MEET on Chrystie, 195 1/2 Chrystie Street, Suite 200 NY, NY 10002
Click HERE to purchase Eleven Spring online.
A Sneak Peek Inside...
The view toward John Fekner and Don Leicht's piece. Photo JeeWon Shin.
When the door rolled up on the morning of December 15, these would be the first of several incredible pieces. Photo Donald Dietz
We can't wait to see you all there.
Sara and Marc
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday November 29, 2016
Location: Strand Book Store 828 Broadway NY, NY 10003
Join Marc and I, along with FAILE, Lady Pink, Michael DeFeo, and WK Interact for a special signing and celebration of ELEVEN SPRING. We are so excited that this project is finished and ready to share with the world.
Please Note: The artists will only sign copies of Eleven Spring purchased at The Strand (No copies from other stores or Amazon). In order to participate in the signing, please reserve your copy or purchase it at the event for in-store pickup.
If you can't make this event, we will be having a signing at MEET on Chrystie on December 15th featuring various artists from the show - more details to follow soon!
With an introduction by Shepard Fairey, an Afterword by JR, and an essay from Randy Kennedy of The New York Times, Eleven Spring captures an important moment in Street Art's history. All the works that were created for the show were subsequently covered up or destroyed by renovation.
Eleven Spring allows these vibrant works to live again, ready for a new generation of admirers to enjoy and celebrate.