At 6 Meguro Center, near
# PROTECT & STRENGTHEN CULTURE Make visible and strengthen Black cultures and spaces to honor their sacredness and prevent their erasure. Amplify and support Black assets of all forms--from leaders, institutions, and business to arts, culture, and histories
# RECKON WITH THE PAST TO BUILD THE FUTURE Meaningfully acknowledge the histories, injustice, innovations, and victories of spaces and places before new work begins. Reckon with the past as a means of healing, building trust, and deepening understanding of self and others.
# CENTER LIVED EXPERIENCE Lived experience is an important expertise; center it so it can be a guide and touchstone of all work.
# CULTIVATE WEALTH Cultivate a wealth of time, talent, and treasure that provide the freedom to risk, fail, learn and grow.
# ABOUT ONE/OFF ONE / OFF exists to liberate the black imagination through digital art and technology so that the distinctiveness of black creative expression is embraced and valued for its transformative cultural contributions. We provide a platform for discovering black crypto artists. With a dedicated team focused on the advancement of black creatives and digital art, ONE / OFF is the premier destination for content surrounding black artists on the blockchain. By increasing the discoverability of such artists and their artwork we hope to encourage even more black artists to participate in this emerging art movement. Our vision is to empower the global black community to imagine their culture and ideas in the future supported by technology that enables them to retain ownership and creative control of their own culture.
# How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.
# David Gross on Buying Back Blocks Ever since meeting Nipsey Hussle and co-founding Vector90, David Gross has been on a mission to help communities in South Central L.A. reclaim ownership of their neighborhoods. With the “Our Opportunity” fund, he plans to invest millions in real estate that will help people keep their dollars inside the community. Watch David reflect on the meaning of Nipsey’s legacy, the similarities and differences in their stories, and how he’s helping teach financial literacy to everyone who needs it.
#ONE/OFF CRYPTOVOXELS PROJECT We have acquired over 20 parcels on the Island of Tokyo inside Cryptovoxels with the intention of creating a black arts district. We feel it is important to be able to preserve and cultivate black space inside of the digital world as well as the physical world. Around the park you will find our core values, which shape our design philosophy. Our component of this project will be working with black artist to provide them free gallery and exhibition space. Future development includes: Black Art Museum Artist Residency Program Theater / Event Space Several Galleries
6 Meguro Center
0 to 6 meters
272 square meters