Workshop on the Street
Originally created from felt as wearable protest expressions during the Women’s March, the Word on the Street banners and signage consist of a series of poetic political works that speak directly to the moment. The project’s deployment throughout Times Square seeks to create a network of visually disseminated texts that help articulate, empower, and support positive responses to the ever-changing social and political landscape.
On September 7th from 12pm-1pm & 6pm-9pm, Times Square Arts and artist Amy Khoshbin invite New Yorkers and Times Square visitors to Workshop on the Street, where they will create their own wearable gear with phrases and iconography made from colorful felt in the form of banners, signs, sashes, capes, or badges at the Broadway Plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets. This group is encouraged to exhibit their signs around Times Square and transform these art objects into protest materials for upcoming demonstrations or to wear simply as a celebration of free speech. Workshop on the Street engages the community in social action and encourages a physical artistic response alongside the Word on the Street banners.