Ep. 63- Occupy Vacancy (Brianna McIntyre and André Fuqua)
Welcome listeners to 5 Questions: A Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Podcast in which we ask 5 questions of our interviewees aimed at positioning and contextualizing their respective bodies of work within the St. Louis artworld. This episode we’re talking with Occupy Vacancy’s Brianna McIntyre and André Fuqua!
André Fuqua and Brianna McIntyre are creative professionals who are passionate about reviving the Northside and keeping the spirit of St. Louis alive. As Black artists with roots in St. Louis city and county, they are passionate about fellow natives returning home to contribute back to the city that raised them. Both artists attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and bonded over their deep ties to St. Louis. Each of their creative practices converges at the intersection of art, design, and architecture. The synergy of their combined practices, within the scope of Occupy Vacancy, promotes collaboration between art, design, engineering, community engagement, and neighborhood development.It is their hope that through this artistic intervention, they can inspire the natives who stayed, those who left, and individuals from afar to fall in love with St. Louis and celebrate the beauty of the city. Occupy Vacancy uses city-owned lots to install public art with the aim to acknowledge the collective loss of St. Louis’s neighborhoods
5 Questions is a program by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts – a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region.
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Occupy Vacancy at https://www.occupyvacancy.com/rite-of-location
With Brianna McIntyre and André Fuqua and Joe Kohlburn
Editor – Sarah Hammond
Producer – Brett Williams