Polarity Arts Collective: Galvanizing Disparate Factions Through the Arts (PAC)
Polarity Arts Collective is a social justice group that partners Creation Hive, a graphic design company, with HarlemCurrents, a multimedia company. PAC offers counterintuitive images and designs linked with bold strategies for social change, creating new ways of looking at tomorrow, today.
1WorldTransition is a PAC social justice arts project that seeks to harness the trajectory of gentrification in the storied neighborhood of Harlem, USA. 1World challenges longtime residents and newcomers alike to collaboratively redirect the flow of sweeping community changes while building a more inclusive and equitable living environment. Through a mobile multimedia living-arts project, and collaboration with key community stakeholders, 1World will galvanize disparate community factions, examine the pros and cons of gentrification, and collectively determine strategies to maximize its benefit and reduce its harm. 1World will create a vibrant, interactive exhibit that will engage the community in confronting issues, finding common ground, and forging new alliances for change. Gentrification: Welcome. Engage. Challenge. Collaborate.