Nomads & Residents was initiated in New York City in 1999 by a group of artists, architects, curators. It makes connections with residents and people who visit, by setting up a small, organic network of collaborators, and they organize public events in a variety of places, using and temporarily moving into the existing spaces in the city, making visible personal histories, adding new "history".
Nomads & Residents (New York based and temporary residents) set up the events, actively inquire as to who is coming to New York and when, who would be interested in presenting his/her ideas, which spaces would be interested and available. Nomads & Residents welcomes advice, ideas and the enthusiastic support of others. The events are informal and casual, and might be presentations, lectures, talks, slide-shows, small exhibitions, performances.