Bring Down The Walls will occupy Firehouse, Engine Company 31, a historic, decommissioned fire station in Lower Manhattan’s Civic Center, which is surrounded by the institutional pillars of the prison industrial complex, including the Manhattan Detention Complex and New York City’s courthouses.
Two blocks south of Canal on Lafayette and White Street, the Firehouse is immediately accessible by the N, Q, R, W, 6, J, and Z lines, as well as the M22, M55, and X28 bus services. Please note that there is only street parking available for the Firehouse.
Firehouse, Engine Company 31, is run by Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), which has been New York City’s preeminent community of and for documentary storytellers since 1972. DCTV offers the latest and best in class for media arts production, as well as endless opportunities to discover and elevate the stories of every community. By providing professional training and tools, access to critical equipment and public exhibition space, they give youth, aspiring and emerging filmmakers, and communities of all backgrounds greater voice and platforms through media arts. Their mission is to work toward improved social justice and political equality by empowering people to develop and share their stories. DCTV has earned national recognition with 16 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations in documentary filmmaking.
Photograph by César Martinez, Creative Time’s Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellow.
87 LAFAYETTE STREET
MAY 5, MAY 12, AND MAY 19
2PM – 6AM
24 HOUR GRAND FINALE!
NOON SATURDAY – NOON SUNDAY