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How Art Can (and Can't) Save a Place

Zita Cobb in conversation with international artist Eric Fischl, moderated by Adam Davidson, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Ticketed event, click here to purchase tickets. 

How Art Can (and Can't) Save a Place

Zita Cobb in conversation with international artist Eric Fischl, moderated by Adam Davidson, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Ticketed event, click here to purchase tickets. 

How Art Can (and Can't) Save a Place

Zita Cobb and Eric Fischl with Adam Davidson

Art has played a central role in three wildly different communities: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, a remote fishing community in the North Atlantic; Sag Harbor; and Greenwich Village.

These areas — one profoundly remote, another more suburban and the other fully urban — are so different yet share one thing. Being home to artists and the art they create has defined these communities culturally, economically and in countless other ways. We will hear from Zita Cobb, who has helped usher in an artistic and economic renaissance in Fogo Island; Eric Fischl, the celebrated painter known for capturing his native Long Island; and Adam Davidson, economics writer for The New Yorker who grew up and is on the board of Westbeth, the artist housing that helped transform the Meatpacking district of Greenwich Village. They will discuss how art can best interact with local communities, how it can be abused and what lessons their very different experiences share in common.

This is a ticketed event. Visit the 92Y website to purchase tickets: click here to go to the 92Y website.

Resources
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Non-Fiction

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Becoming Human Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson

Culture by Zygmunt Bauman

Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

Fiction

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Rouellebecq

February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

The Big Why by Michael Winter

The Big Why by Michael Winter

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

Press

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Shop

Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Fish

New Ocean Ethic