Interverb in·ter|\ in-ˈtər \ : to deposit in the earth inter - prefix : between : among : in the midst
Inter Institute is a rural haven for art and ecology.
It nurtures cultural responses to our era of ecological uncertainty through ambitious exhibitions and performances, artistic research, and inclusive public programs.
Located in Sullivan County, New York, it is less than two hours from New York City and minutes from the New York City Watershed. As a leading voice within a growing contemporary art movement that proposes solutions to real-world problems, Inter Institute will help position the Catskills as a region at the cutting edge of profound social and cultural innovation.
We are at the early stages of this project. Inter Institute is currently working on a needs assessment to ensure that our site will work in concert with programming to meet community needs. Over the coming months, we will be convening numerous stakeholder groups in discussions to refine the vision and approach of the project.
DANICA SELEM Danica Selem is a Croatian-born architect whose research and building practice spans the United States and Europe. After receiving her bachelor of arts in architecture and urban design from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, she worked at the award winning 3LHD studio. She received her Master of Architecture degree at Pratt University and has taught architecture courses and design studios at Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and New York City College of Technology. Her largest work to date is the result of a public competition for the Park Kata Šoljić in Zagreb, realized in 2016, with Marija Horvat and Dora Jerbić. Her research considers ways in which environment shapes our physical, social and emotional bodies and behaviors through an embodied practice. She is interested in how ideas of de-growth and systemic consideration of landscape influence design process and outcomes. More at https://aap.cornell.edu/people/danica-selem
TAL BEERY Tal Beery, an internationally-exhibiting artist, curator, and founder of multiple social enterprises at the intersection of art, ecology and social transformation, including School of Apocalypse (www.schoolofapocalypse.org) and Eco Practicum (www.ecopracticum.com). He is also a core member of the artist/activist collective Occupy Museums (www.occupymuseums.org). Beery’s written work and interviews have appeared in numerous publications and his personal and collaborative works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, including the 2012 Berlin Biennale, Brooklyn Museum, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. More work at www.talbeery.com.
EUGENIA MANWELYAN Eugenia Manwelyan is a regional planner and environmental educator. As a visiting faculty at Columbia University, Eugenia has worked on environmental planning and resilience projects in the New York bioregion as well as India, Brazil, and China. She currently works with the Sullivan County Division of Planning on the newly formed Sullivan County Land Bank. Through this work, she has gained the experience and skills to transform abandoned buildings into vibrant spaces repurposed for housing, culture, and industry. Eugenia received her BA in International Development from McGill University and her MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University.