Creative Time and The Fortune Society Announce Bring Down The Walls
March 2nd, 2018
This May, Creative Time, The Fortune Society, artist Phil Collins and over 100 collaborators take over Firehouse, Engine Company 31, to present Bring Down The Walls, a three-part public art project. Free and open to the public, Bring Down The Walls is a school by day, club by night, an album, and a series of short films that turns an unconventional lens on the criminal justice system through house music.
Born out of years of research — including Collins’ work with men incarcerated at Sing Sing Correctional Facility — Bring Down The Walls is inspired by an era when nightclubs also functioned as hubs of political engagement. This deeply collaborative project is led by individuals who have experienced incarceration, criminal justice reform experts, community activists, educators, musicians, performers, DJs, and influential contributors to New York City’s historic house era and the current club scene.
We can’t Bring Down The Walls without you – so mark your calendars and stay tuned for our album drop and full programming lineup. See you at the Firehouse!