Sense Us Census, Nicky Enright, 2016

Sense Us Bureau

Sense Us Census

The Sense Us Census is an intervention inspired by the ethnic and racial questions on the last U.S. census (2010). The artist Nicky Enright is taking a census along one of the most diverse streets in the world (14th Street in NYC), in conjunction with the Art in Odd Places Performance Art Festival 2016, along the theme of "race."

Gathering data and sparking conversations about America’s obsession with racial classification, he offers pedestrians the opportunity to choose exactly how they wish to be identified. In this moment, participants can pinpoint their sense of themselves, questioning the questions and thinking outside the little boxes.

-Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12-6pm:
Between Union Square Park and Ninth Avenue, NYC.

-Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 12-6pm: Between Alphabet City and Union Square Park, NYC.

Co-curated by Elissa Blount-Moorhead, Rylee Eterginoso, Tumelo Mosaka and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi.

Sense Us Census (b)

Sense Us Data

Sense Us Some Other Race

Two previous works inspired this piece:
Sense Us 2010
& Race Through the Census