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Join the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council and Sag Harbor based architect, Nilay Oza at Kidd Squid for a sharing of their collaboration, The Sag Harbor Backyard Bathtub Project.

Like any coastal community, the effects of a changing climate are tangible to our lived reality on the East End. Our current means of dealing with these changes – planning, zoning, and private development – need to be supplemented to meet these challenges. The Sag Harbor Backyard Bathtub Project is an ongoing initiative to publicize and deal with these issues of local climate resilience through the eyes of young people.

Over the past few months Oza has worked with the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council (GHTAC) to investigate their personal connections to the issue, resulting in the creation of several public art works ranging from video projections and designed buttons to site-specific installations. With an emphasis on the term “bathtub,” GHTAC’s works bring awareness to the issue through humor and play – inviting participants to enter a serious and pressured issue with ease.

The evening will feature GHTAC’s public works alongside the research, video pieces, and topographic maps gathered throughout the project by Nilay Oza and his collaborators. Food & Drink will be available for purchase at Kidd Squid Brewery.

  • Nilay Oza

    Nilay is a licensed Architect and founding partner at Oza Sabbeth Architects in Bridgehampton and New York City. He believes one's commitment to socially beneficial, productive work creates healthier communities. Nilay has a Master's Degree in Architecture from MIT and lives in Sag Harbor with his wife and two young daughters – for whom he loves to cook.

    Photo courtesy of Oza Sabbeth Architects

  • Brad Hooks

    Born and raised in small town South Carolina, Brad Hooks graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. Rejoining Oza Sabbeth Architects in 2021 after a stint abroad, He has over ten years of experience in a diverse range of locations, scales, and typologies. Outside of work, Brad enjoys philosophy, film, and food that others have prepared. 

    Photo courtesy of Oza Sabbeth Architects


The Guild Hall Teen Arts Council is sponsored by the Meringoff Family Foundation.

Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible through The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Vital Projects Fund, the Glickberg/Abrahams S. Kutler Foundation, Stephanie Joyce and Jim Vos, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment. 

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