2015-2016 Hine Fellow Nicholas Pilarski will present his ongoing collaboration with the Brownsville Community Justice Center at Duke University today!
By Brenna Cukier “Here, that’s Fu Manchu…you know him? And that’s Spock from the Starship Enterprise…just came out of my head. This one I didn’t get to finish…” Two tan and weathered hands flick through a stack of pen drawings on printing paper. “This is our co-worker…she doesn’t work with us any more. This is Wonder […]
By Nicholas Pilarski I bike twenty-four blocks from my apartment in Flatbush to the housing developments of Brownsville. While riding, I watch the sun slowly rise, back-lighting the monolithic buildings that lay to the east. As light passes through the nation’s largest network of affordable housing developments, shadows divide the streets into a complex crosshatch of […]
Brenna was born in Tempe, Arizona but moved to Auckland, New Zealand at age ten. She received her B.A. in journalism as a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she reported for the student newscast for two years until she became the executive producer. During her sophomore year, she participated […]
Nicholas aims to create art that facilitates a space for development and growth through documentary practice. His work focuses on issues that surround social and economic marginalization He uses collaborative art-making approaches that engage with individuals and communities to create dialogue through self-expression. With experience working in music, theater, and film, Nicholas uses a multidisciplinary approach to inform […]