Christopher Lee Kennedy is a teaching artist and organizer who works collaboratively with schools, youth and artists to create site-specific projects that investigate queer identity, radical schooling and urban ecology. These projects generate publications, research, performances, and ongoing exchanges that celebrate the collective knowledge of a place and its forgotten histories. Past projects include an intergenerational free school in North Brooklyn called School of the Future; an ongoing dance project using fungi as a material and metaphor for connectivity (StrataSpore); the Queer Explorers Club, a publishing platform for queer youth; and Chance Ecologies, a framework for art and research projects exploring the un-designed landscapes and wilderness found in post-industrial sites and banned spaces.
Kennedy was born in Ocean County, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked collaboratively on projects shown at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Levine Museum of the New South, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum and Queens Museum. Kennedy holds a B.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.A. in Education from NYU, and a PhD in Education and Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina.