Building a community of artist activists: Misra Walker at TEDxMidAtlantic

Misra Walker is currently a junior at Cooper Union and is a Fine Arts Major. Her work blurs the line between activism and art by interrogating the history and politics that make up the backbone of her community. She is the founder of The House of Spoof, an art collective in Hunts Point, The Bronx, that hosts gallery shows for emerging artists and provides free art classes for the community in honor of their friend Glenn “Spoof” Wright who passed away in 2009.

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8 comments

  1. I so enjoyed your presentation Misra and am inspired by your energy and vision.Congratulations and may you go on to many more fantastic collaborations.Your work is very worthwhile.

  2. Creating Art in communication with other artists keeps civilization and culture alive.

  3. That was amazing! I am just so humbled by what others are discovering through arts activism.

  4. You absolute angel. People like you keep the world turning in a social and collaborative way <3