Recap: The Feast Pavilion at Essex Market Building D

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 at 11:16 am by

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Entrance to The Feast Pavilion. Photo: Lori Greenberg

This past week, the Feast Conference took over part of the city, with a mission of celebrating “ground shaking change,” gathering “remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers that bring their talents to the table to make life better.”

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Communal table. Photo: Lori Greenberg

After a reception last week at the Museum of Natural History, and a two day conference at Eyebeam, the Feast wrapped up on the Lower East Side at the Essex Market D building (recently the site for the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit). The Feast Pavilion featured art installations, food vendors, and booths set up by “today’s most remarkable innovators.”

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

Exhibitors included Made in the Lower East Side (miLES), Makeshift Magazine, Social Good Store and Center for Urban Pedagogy.

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Beautiful room of shadow installations, where visitors could participate. Installation by Sylvia Heisel and Scott Taylor of Post Modern Production. Photo: Lori Greenberg

Aside from trying to find out how to create change, we procured a fantastic brisket and spicy slaw sandwich from pop-up food vendor Mayhem & Stout, sat at the large communal table in the middle of the warehouse, wandered around the art installations and, maybe best of all, got to play “Mind Pong.”

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Seeing they were short on volunteers, this reporter, along with a beloved local environmentalist, set up trash bins for recycling and compost. Photo: Lori Greenberg

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