Nina Cristante is an artist, autodidactic nutritionist, Aquarius and my best friend. Had it not been for a mutual friend linking us during her temporary stay in NYC seven months back, I may’ve never been introduced to the full spectrum of her work. Just a subtle trail of digital breadcrumbs. Slow-mo-promo. A whisper, a wink, a bikini body meme. A deliberately ambiguous website hosting austere at-home workout videos and fragments of clients’ food diaries.
MTV Cribs-style video of the students who have barricaded themselves inside the 8th floor Peter Cooper suite. What do they want? Free Education. And the promise that The Cooper Union which has a 110 year history of being a unique model of free education remains committed to that mission.