Kyle deCamp, daughter of resident Leni deCamp, will show her 63-minute documentary, Urban Renewal, in the Gathering Room at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 7. Following the showing, she will engage in an informal conversation with the audience.
Urban Renewal is a live, multimedia solo performance on perception, public policy, and the significance of the buildings we live in, from a child's point of view. It maps an experience of growing up in Chicago in the chaotic 60s, caught in the crosshairs of power and history. The performance animates childhood on a block razed by the last demolition of urban renewal in Hyde Park and the devastating aftermath.
An interdisciplinary writer, designer, director and performer, Ms. deCamp is a 2017 Rome Prize Fellow in Design, American Academy in Rome; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow; and “Bessie” and Hermes Foundation “New Settings” award winner. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA Fellowship in Electronic Arts from RPI. In 2016, she was the Andrew T. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Drew University. She is on the faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University.