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    To raise public awareness of the impact that the combination of art and science can have on society, and to transform discourses surrounding social issues using an artistic platform.

DecadesOut History

DecadesOut began in April 2006 at a nanotechnology conference in Boston. In attendance at the conference, our founder Francis Kuzler heard a scientist discussing building futuristic cities from carbon nanofibers - imagining bridges built from strands of fiber no wider than a human hair but stronger than the bulky, steel cabling now holding bridges up.

From this eloquent and almost poetic presentation, sprang the idea of bridging science and the arts, thus bringing together two divergent (mistakenly thought) fields of inspiration.

In June 2009, DecadesOut launched its mission and work to the public. Since then, we have worked with artists, scientists, other not profit arts organizations to produce arts programming in schools, to the public, and internationally.

News & Press

  • 2009

    DecadesOut is born. Start production on New Land, New Life which is to become Head for Highland.

  • 2010

    Premiere of theatre development series The Launch Pad,  featuring workshop sessions and staged readings.

  • 2011

    Hosted the Science of Horror Short Film Festival in collaboration with 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group. 

  • 2012

    Began work on The Awareness Project Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, featuring the Indie Theater scene. 

  • 2013

    Systems Festival Celebration hosted at the Art Directors Club. Exhibited work during Gowanus Open Studios. 

  • 2014

    Work with NACL began, and in turn Head for Highland. Debut of Metropolis Filmmakers program.

  • 2015

    Awarded filmmaking grant from The Puffin Foundation for development of Head for Highland

  • 2016

    Collaboration with Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Brooklyn MS 88, featured at the Gowanus Expo.

  • 2017

    Invited to the Salzburg Global Seminar on Climate Change. Bring Metropolis Filmmakers to Brooklyn school PS 118.

  • 2018

    Exhibited and conducted youth workshops at Earth Day Celebration at New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).

  • 2019

    Water in a Changing World symposium on Governors Island during Climate Week NYC.

  • 2020

    Continued production on Head for Highland. Continued work on Water for a Changing World via virtual salons and talks.

  • 2021

    DecadesOut hosts the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) broadcast of NAF Live TV-Culture Edition.

  • 2022

    Completion of Head for Highland and launch of its impact campaign. Projects in development TBA!