Inspirational Portraits of Change-Makers Unveiled on Hudson Square Building
Magazine brings individuals from around the world who are creating positive social change to New York City’s Hudson Square.
You can now see Inside Out For: Maturing project at 304 Hudson Street in Hudson Square. The installation features 34 large-scale, black and white portraits of people who are working to improve the lives of others around the world.
Through the exhibition, For: Magazine explores the concept of maturing, of people, societies and ideas, with the passing of time. The project features individuals from around the world who are improving the lives of others, those who have dedicated their lives to peace and human rights, people who preserve the religious or culinary histories of their communities, and individuals who design housing and community gathering places.
For: Magazine will display 34 large-scale portraits of these individuals and members of their communities. Portraits include: a Brazilian religious healer who works with the fluidity of time in the Umbanda spiritual tradition; a Japanese community organizer who builds community centers in collaboration with the elderly in Japan, Nepal and the Philippines; and an anti-ageism activist in the United States. This project gathers the portraits of these inspiring individuals who are from around the world into one place, to highlight their contributions and approaches toward the maturing of bodies, minds, stories and spirits.
About the Inside Out Project
On March 2, 2011, JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called INSIDE OUT.
Inspired by JR’s large‐format street “pastings”, INSIDE OUT gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.
Each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online. Over 260,000 people have participated in 129 countries.
The INSIDE OUT project has traveled from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Palestine, inspiring group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender-based violence, climate change… Discover the extent of the project through some selected actions.