Juanli Carrión is an artist, researcher and activist whose work over the past decade has unfolded in the research, development and education of community engaged design and artistic practices addressing social and environmental justice. He is currently expanding his practice beyond the art/design realm to work that becomes policies, non-profit organizations, associations, groups, or other sustainable social or political structures with the aim of translating the results into pedagogical and community strategies. In 2017 he founded OSS Project, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect artists/designers with communities to create gardens as platforms to empower, celebrate and reclaim identity and knowledge. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Art in General, Abrons Arts Center, BRIC, Y Gallery or BAM in the US; ARTIUM, La Casa Encendida, La Panera Art Center, MUSAC, or CentroCentro in Spain; Ex-Teresa Museum and MUPO in Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art in Peru and National Gallery of Modern Art in India among others. Carrión has given lectures, panels and/or workshops at Columbia University, Open Engagement at Carnegie Mellon University, SVA, Pratt Institute, SUNY, NYU, AIA New York, National Academy of Science, Fordham Graduate School for Social Service, Wavehill and Apexart.
Sustainable design, community development, social practice, environmental justice, food design, participatory design, community gardening, urban gardening, Sustainable Creative Place-empowering
Sustainable Systems (Spring 2020)