Saturday, December 4, 2010

Our Oakland : Eastside Stories, art project by artist Rene Yung

from Our Oakland : Eastside Stories

Our Oakland : Eastside Stories is an integrated public art project by artist Rene Yung that will beautify the new East Oakland Community Library and create a new platform for community storytelling about East Oakland.  The overall theme of the project is Mutuality + Transformation, meaning that as members of a community, each of us is interconnected and we have the power to individually and collectively take action to make positive changes in our communities.
This project consists of three parts:
  • Public Art in the Library with art glass in a 64-foot clerestory window and an Interactive Pod
  • A Digital Archive of Community Stories about East Oakland
  • Community building activities including forming new partnerships and hosting storytelling events to build a new community online that will help build community on the ground.