Stilt City

New York, Februar 2014

A Brooklyn-based artist has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to renovate a hurricane-damaged Rockaway bungalow and turn it into a community arts incubator.

Robyn Renee Hasty, whose previous projects include the Boatel, working with architects Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner of Jaklitsch / Gardner, is seeking funds to turn the bungalow into an artist’s live-work space. Her long-term vision for Stilt City is to create a self-sustaining creative space that is also a showcase for flood resiliency.

The idea was “born out of a belief that artistic vision is essential to communities after crisis…and towards a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable world.”

As an artist, Hasty is well aware of the economic pressures created by rapid gentrification. “This will be a space for artists to produce work without the pressure of exorbitant rents,” said Hasty.

Artists will be allowed a one to two month residency to create and show new works. Plans call for art exhibitions, outdoor sculptures, as well as performance and community gathering events.

Hasty is hosting an open house at the bungalow on December 20th. It is located at 100-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.