NSA is No Standing Anytime, a critical art & design duo made of Christina Kral and Adriana Valdez Young. NSA builds temporary and collaborative platforms for research, education, and art that shift public spaces into laboratories and abandoned properties into open studios. NSA produces experiences to transform public space, perform community research and intervene in under-utilized spaces. NSA documents, maps, and analyzes how urban lifestyles and behavior are produced, marketed, and manifested in the built environment. It uncovers the layers of spatial, economic, political, and cultural forces at play and develops educational formats, and employs experimental pedagogy to activate the city as a laboratory.
In 2009, Eyebeam Student Residents Zoe, Luther, Jade, and Caroline collaborated with No Standing Anytime (Eyebeam Alum Christina Kral, and Eyebeam Teaching Artist Adriana Young) and Make the Road NY’s Youth Gentrification Mappers (a team of youth researchers working with Chez Bushwick) to realize a series of pop-up, portable environments for engaging revelers at the neighborhood celebration.
From the I ♥ Bushwick event page:
“The event is free and open to the public and invites Bushwick’s diverse residents, organizations, and small businesses to collaborate and contribute to a day of outdoor activities, performances, and installations that engage the public to have fun, learn, and to celebrate the best of the neighborhood.”‘