Safe Shape/KNOW US: Living and Dying with Substance Abuse, July 19

This Tuesday, July 19, 12th Avenue Arts in Capitol Hill will present SAFE SHAPE/KNOW US: Living and Dying with Substance Abuse, a night of art and though-provoking discussion beginning at 6 PM. The evening will include a reception for the SAFE SHAPE exhibit of portraits and photography, followed by a screening of the film Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York. The evening will conclude with a┬ápanel discussion led by creator Greg Scott. Event organizers have this to say about SAFE SHAPE: Have you ever wondered how a supervised consumption space works? What it looks like? What goes on inside? Now you can know. The SAFE SHAPE exhibit is a mock supervised consumption space designed to mimic the experience of SCSs worldwide. SAFE SHAPE is interactive, meant for visitors to experience not only what supervised consumption spaces can be but also to feel the humanizing effects of compassionate design. Every visitor will experience directly the stark contrast between public drug use and the kind of multifaceted, health-promoting experience that can happen in a supervised consumption space. Our hope is that visitors will walk away from the exhibit feeling even more supportive of the SCS as a public health measure … Continue reading Safe Shape/KNOW US: Living and Dying with Substance Abuse, July 19