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World Policy Institute Presents
  What's Your 12x12?
An art installation inspiring smarter consumption
 
 

 

You are cordially invited to the launch party for the
12x12 Project


July 13, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm at
Queens Botanical Garden
12x12_logo_final_v02_cmyk-01WHAT: World Policy Institute, in collaboration with top New York City artists, invites you to the launch party for the first art installation of the 12x12 Project

WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden
(Directions here)

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

The 12x12 is a living art structure whose mission is to engage the public in dialogue about how smarter consumption might change their lives - and the planet. The installation will be open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00am to 6:00pm through the month of July.

Join us in viewing the 12x12, meeting William Powers, WPI Senior Fellow and author whose work inspired this project, and speaking with the artists and collaborators behind this thought-provoking project.

Refreshments will be served and provided by Eat, a local, organic, and sustainable eatery. Guests are invited to stay for an open-air concert on the Oak Allée from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. Queens Botanical Garden will be presenting the Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra as part of its Music in the Garden series.
 
To attend the launch party you must RSVP. This is mandatory to waive entry fees to the Garden and to help us order not too much, not too little, and hopefully just enough food. We hope to see you there.


Please RSVP to Michelle Barge: barge@worldpolicy.org by July 10.

Please join us on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Join in the conversation with hashtag #12x12project.

 
 
 
About The 12x12 Project
 
 
 

The 12x12 Project stems from author and WPI Senior Fellow, William Powers, who was inspired by the powerful story of a North Carolina pediatrician who gave up a luxurious home to live off the grid in a 12' x 12' house and permaculture farm. Powers, who spent a season living in the tiny house, chronicled his stay in the 2010 award-winning, national "green living" bestseller, now in its fifth printing: Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin, Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream.

The installation is a simple, modular space that houses panels containing text and questions from the Twelve by Twelve book. These panels will vary, allowing the project to grow and evolve. Participants including the public, invited groups, and artists will engage with the question: "What's your 12x12?" to spark new thinking around what smart consumption means for each person.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The installation will be open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00am to 6:00pm through the month of July.

July 9 - Beth Grossman, artist-in-residence
Starting on July 9, the first artist-in-residence will be Beth Grossman, a socio-political artist who sees the visual as a way to create community dialog.

August - Migration to First Park
Following the installation at Queens Botanical Garden, the 12x12 will migrate to First Park, on Manhattan's Lower East Side.


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EVENT DETAILS
 
 
 

When:
Saturday, July 13, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where:

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Directions available here


Registration details:

To attend the launch party you must RSVP. This is mandatory to waive entry fees to the Garden and to help us order not too much, not too little, and hopefully just enough food. We hope to see you there.

Please RSVP to Michelle Barge: barge@worldpolicy.org by July 10.

 
 
 
ABOUT WORLD POLICY INSTITUTE
 
 
 

The World Policy Institute is a center for global thought leadership focused on emerging challenges, thinkers and solutions. World Policy Journal, fellows, events, policy development and media outreach provide a forum for solution-directed policy analysis and debate from a global perspective.

 
 
ABOUT QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
 
 
 

Queens Botanical Garden (www.queensbotanical.org) is a 39-acre living museum located on property owned by the City of New York and operated by an independent Board of Trustees. QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

 
 
     
 

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