2016 Derby Judges

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At the South Slope Derby, our judges panel rates all the cars in the race in categories of creativity, design, engineering and speed. Winners receive trophies created by participants in the Soap Box Workshop.

New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca is Chair of the Committee on Immigration and a member of the LGBT Caucus. He authored, introduced and passed legislation to create the first municipal identification card program in New York City, and worked to secure funding for the largest public defender program for undocumented immigrants in the nation. Carlos represents an incredibly diverse district of front-line communities in New York: a large Chinese and Latino immigrant population, the second largest public housing development in the City, and a waterfront community heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy. After a successful first round of Participatory Budgeting last fiscal year, Carlos plans to bring a broader vision of participatory democracy to this diverse district by encouraging community involvement in the entire budget, legislative, and policy making process.

Claudia Joseph is the Director of the New York Permaculture Exchange and Director of Environmental Education at the Old Stone House. Permaculture is a design practice for sustainable human communities that supports turning waste into benefit.

Yoni Kallai is a board member of play:ground and a playworker on site. Play:groundNYC is an adventure playground on Governor’s Island that provides a space for young people to explore the world, a safe space for building, imagining and risk taking. Yoni is also a circus Acrobat at the Muse Brooklyn in Bushwick who is passionate about giving children the freedom which they lack and need so much.

Peter Reich is a board member of Recycle-A-Bicycle and a bike designer extraordinaire. He created the the Swift Folder bicycle here in Brooklyn and has been building them to order in his shop on the Gowanus Canal for the past 20 years. The bikes are also available through RAB, built with the help of eager student apprentices and recycled parts.

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In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition

In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition | Press Release | Cook Thugless at Freddy’s | KoKo NYC January 27-February 17, 2018 Opening Reception: February 1, 7-9pm Performance by Cook Thugless: February 7, 8:30pm (Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn) Gallery open by appointment. Contact to visit: contact@opensourcegallery.org Open Source Gallery presents In Practice, our […]


2018 Exhibitions
Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher: hand luggage
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali


Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion