Artist Advocate (2016)
Eastern District Court, Brooklyn
Artist Advocates was designed in collaboration with participants in YNY 8-Week Arts Diversion Program. It focuses on the over-criminalization of young, low-income people of color in Brooklyn.
The interactive exhibition reimagined the process of youth becoming justice-involved as a gold-spangled labyrinth. The participants then invited the very criminal justice professionals (judges, assistant district attorneys, public defenders) involved in their sentencing to move through the labyrinth, thereby being invited into the experience of being a court-involved 16-year-old.
W/ YNY 8-Week Arts Diversion participants