Canceled: Normalizing Crime with Hackett

UPDATE: This workshop has unfortunately been canceled.

Join Tech Resident Hackett as he explores the notion of normalizing crime through subscription-based "Crimekits," designed to make a useful, victimless crime safe and easy. By the end of this workshop, participants will have learned more about Hackett's practice to normalize crime, and will have assembled their own Crimekits that allow one to tap into street light poles to liberate the power within.

Please note, the use of a Crimekit is at your own risk. While we support this artist project, we do not accept any responsibility for the use of a Crimekit.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet December 11 from 1-4pm.

Price: $75

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Materials will be provided.

Hackett founded and directed the Madagascar Institute, one of the top jet-powered carnival ride purveyors in Brooklyn. Surviving the Apocalypse in style has been an interest of his for a while, and has spawned a 10-episode teevee show, a monthly magazine column, and this bio.

He is a Bronx native, mostly scar tissue and questionable life choices. The New York Times called him “hulking.”

He has not been arrested in over a year.

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This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.