Steph Costello

A Place to Live
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Fort Greene

“A Place to Live” is a drawing marathon where participants can map, draw, and visually express their relationships to the spaces where they have carved out homes, lost homes, or dreamt of better homes. The event will take place in Fort Greene as part of the annual ART360 event hosted by the FABFulton Business District. Community members will join artist Steph Costello in creating large-scale drawings that describe the city as a real estate obstacle course, with drawn, written, and collaged elements. Participants will be provided prompts and reflections, and supported with a variety of mark-making materials and papers. There will also be a space for individual drawing and personal reflections. The final drawings will be exhibited in local storefronts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Photo by Kirsten Kay Thoen, 2020