Ghana ThinkTank at the Mexican Border

Jan 18, 14 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank at the Mexican Border
Ghana ThinkTank is delighted to announce that we are a recipient of the 2013 Creative Capital Award for Emerging Fields. This award will allow us to begin the multi-year project Ghana ThinkTank at the Mexican Border, or simply ThinkTank at the Border, which focuses on the conflicting views and problems around Immigration in the United [&hellip...

Ghana ThinkTank in Morocco

Jan 22, 13 • Projects, Think TanksNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank in Morocco
  Ghana ThinkTank with US State Department, Morocco (2012) Shortly after violence erupted in the Middle East over the Youtube video “The Innocence of Muslims,” the U.S. State Department and Bronx Museum of Art selected Ghana ThinkTank to work as cultural ambassadors in Morocco through the smARTPower program.Using a donkey cart...

Ghana ThinkTank in Mitrovica

Jan 21, 13 • Projects, Think TanksNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank in Mitrovica
Ghana ThinkTank, Mitrovica/ë (2011 – with Aaron Krach) Mitrovica is a town divided by a River. To the North are the Serbs. To the South are the Albanians. In between is a bridge, guarded by International troops with military vehicles. In June of 2011, we applied the Ghana ThinkTank process in Mitrovica, collecting problems on [&hellip...

Ghana ThinkTank in China

Jan 19, 13 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank in China
Ghana ThinkTank in Shenzen, China (2011) For the 2011 Hong Kong / Shenzen Biennial, Ghana ThinkTank assembled paid to have assembled had people paid to assemble a sort of octagonal wooden tube meant to be a knock off of a pneumatic fender for a shipping freighter, clad in 32 chained tires. In each tire sits [&hellip...

Ghana ThinkTank in NYC

Jan 18, 13 • Projects, Think TanksNo Comments »

Ghana  ThinkTank in NYC
The Ghana ThinkTank at the Queens Museum of Art (2011) The Ghana ThinkTank in Corona involves a custom-built teardrop trailer designed to journey into different communities in the “First” world, collecting community (and personal) issues and sending them to think tanks in Ghana, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Serbia, Iran, Afghanistan, and...

Ghana ThinkTank at Venice Bienniale of Architecture

Aug 21, 12 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank at Venice Bienniale of Architecture
Ghana ThinkTank will be at the 13th International Venice Architecture Bienniale, as part of the official U.S. Presentation – Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Organized by the Institute for Urban Design. August-November, 2012. Come see us at the Pavilion at Giardini!...

Ghana ThinkTank at The New School

Oct 7, 11 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank at The New School
Ghana ThinkTank at The New School Monday, October 10, through Saturday, October 15, 2011 Developing the First World Workshop Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. The Vera List Center for Art and Politics presents the Ghana ThinkTank for a week-long residency to engage the public in examining issues posed by the MobilityShifts...

Bus Ads on the Q58 and Q23

Aug 14, 11 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Bus Ads on the Q58 and Q23
After running focus groups with several representative populations in Corona, Queens, on the effectiveness of potential adverts promoting Immigrants, we hung our first two bus ads with the following statements: “I came here to be an American” and “Made by Immigrants“, paired with a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge in front of...

the cop’s world

Aug 10, 11 • Projects1 Comment »

the cop’s world
note: these quotes are from a selection of officers, and are not necessarily the words of the officer pictured here Last week the Ghana ThinkTank attended the 110th Precinct’s ‘Night Out Against Crime’ in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, with one major agenda item: get police to respond to this query: This solution came from our...

Action: Immigrant Promotion Focus Group

Jul 31, 11 • Projects2 Comments »

Action: Immigrant Promotion Focus Group
After a month bringing the Ghana ThinkTank Tank to different parts of Corona, Queens, the most consistent issues being raised seemed to be about the situation of Immigrants in Corona. One one side, the more established residents complained about these newcomers, expressing concerns like “I am becoming a minority in my own...

Ghana ThinkTank, Mitrovica/ë

Jul 1, 11 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank, Mitrovica/ë
Ghana ThinkTank, Mitrovica/ë (2011 – with Aaron Krach) Mitrovica is a town divided by a River. To the North are the Serbs. To the South are the Albanians. In between is a bridge, guarded by International troops with military vehicles. In June of 2011, we applied the Ghana ThinkTank process in Mitrovica, collecting problems on [&hellip...

Ghana ThinkTank at the National Museum of Wales

Oct 29, 09 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana ThinkTank at the National Museum of Wales
In 2009, the Ghana ThinkTank travelled to Wales, UK for a three-part show at the National Museum of Wales, Ffotogallery, and the May You Live in Interesting Times festival. We sent a selection of problems collected in Wales to think tanks in Ghana, Mexico, Serbia, Iran, and a group of incarcerated girls in the Massachusetts penal system. 1. A...

Ghana Think Tank in Westport, CT

Feb 17, 09 • ProjectsNo Comments »

Ghana Think Tank in Westport, CT
  In Autumn 2008, Ghana ThinkTank travelled to Westport, CT, one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. A problem we kept encountering was lack of diversity: ”we are almost all white and wealthy,” residents complained. The Think Tank in El Salvador responded that there was probably plenty of diversity there, but that they...