Perfect City is a multiracial, multigenerational artist working group that addresses the design, policy-making and zoning of cities. At the conclusion of their 2-year residency through the Creatives Rebuild New York's Artist Employment Program, Perfect City members Aaron Landsman, Jahmorei Snipes and Tiffany Zorilla share their individual artistic practices with presentations of performances-in-progress.
About Perfect City/The Catcalling Project
Formed by Aaron Landsman in 2016, Perfect City is a multiracial, multigenerational working group that addresses the design, policy-making and zoning of cities. Much of our current work focuses on how the city often renders low-income women, families of color and trans people escaping domestic violence unsafe, even within the shelter system. Led by working group members Tiffany Zorrilla and Jahmorei Snipes, Perfect City’s offshoot The Catcalling Project looks at how the rhetoric of real estate development and that of street harassment both propagate displacement and a lack of safety for women of color. In 2019, Zorrilla and Snipes began to offer Avoidance Mapping workshops for residents at Henry Street Settlement’s Urban Family Center (UFC), a residential shelter with counseling and other services.
About Aaron Landsman
Multidisciplinary artist Aaron Landsman formed Perfect City in 2016, from the understanding that many sustainability initiatives in urban planning do not address systemic inequities, and often lead to cities becoming more exclusive. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, support from major foundations and residencies at ASU and Princeton, where he continues to teach.
About Jahmorei Snipes
Jahmorei Snipes is an actress, advocate and artistic activist. Originally from El Barrio, she currently resides in Harlem, New York. With a profound care for her city and the world around her, Jahmorei joined The Youth Channel at Manhattan Neighborhood Network Youth Media Center. In 2017, she joined Perfect City and co-founded The Catcalling Project. She received a BFA in Acting with a minor in political science from Marymount Manhattan College, Jahmorei has continued to pursue her passions as an actor, theater-maker, and activist. She has presented workshops regularly through Perfect City at CUNY, Princeton and ASU, and with the Confident Futures project alongside other artists and advocates in Amsterdam.
About Tiffany Zorrilla
Tiffany Zorrilla is a Dominican woman who was born and raised in the Lower East Side and currently resides in El Barrio in Harlem. Tiffany is a prolific artist with fluency in many media, including but not limited to poetry, ceramic sculpture, painting, video-making, and non-fiction writing. Her research and work exist conceptually within studies of anti-misogynist, anti-colonial resistance, and literary criticism. A published writer and strong advocate for her community, she co-founded The Catcalling Project, sings jazz and plays the piano.
About Creatives Rebuild New York's Artist Employment Program
Creatives Rebuild New York’s (CRNY) Artist Employment Program (AEP) is a two year initiative that funds employment for up to 300 artists, culture bearers, and culture makers (artists) in collaboration with dozens of community-based organizations across New York State.