Current senior Kearra Gopee ('17) has been chosen as one of The Laundromat Project's 2017 Create Change Artists. Gopee joins twenty other artists to develop responsive creative projects focused on communities. The group of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidiciplinary artists, organizers, and cultural producers will serve as creative agents of change examining and influencing communities across the city. The Laudromat Project is a team of radical thinkers and creators working to intensify the creativity within communities to build networks, and solve problems. This year the Create Change program will center around the concept, providors, and creation of sanctuary. Participants will utilize the social spaces of neighborhoods across New York City, working with residents to expand the idea of sanctuary and reflect on shared community.
Gopee is a Trinidadian photographer and visual artist currently based in Brooklyn. Her previous works have focused on the nature of violence and erasure. She is particularly interested in how this is, and has been, imposed upon the Caribbean by the global north. Her work has been shown at the New Museum, and the Caribean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in Harlem, among others.