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.
With its Systems Festival 2014-2015 events to include the Third Annual Science of Horror Film Festival, Launch Pad Development Series of New Theatre and Documentary Film Lab, DecadesOut participates in Open Studios 2014
DecadesOut, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression, is happy to be joining the Celebrate Earth Week! lineup at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, April 18-25, 2014.
DecadesOut, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression, has been named one of the select seven grant recipients for the 2014 Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) mini-grant for its work on its very own Metropolis Filmmakers program.
DecadesOut is born. Start production on New Land, New Life which is to become Head for Highland.
Premiere of theatre development series The Launch Pad, featuring workshop sessions and staged readings.
Hosted the Science of Horror Short Film Festival in collaboration with 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group.
Began work on The Awareness Project in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, highlighting the NYC Indie Theater Scene.
Systems Festival Celebration hosted at the Art Directors Club. Exhibited work during Gowanus Open Studios.
Work with NACL began, and in turn Head for Highland. Debut of Metropolis Filmmakers program.
Awarded filmmaking grant from The Puffin Foundation for development of Head for Highland.
Collaboration with Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Brooklyn MS 88, featured at the Gowanus Expo.
Invited to the Salzburg Global Seminar on Climate Change. Bring Metropolis Filmmakers to Brooklyn school PS 118.
Exhibited and conducted youth workshops at Earth Day Celebration at New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).
Water in a Changing World symposium on Governors Island during Climate Week NYC.
Continued production on Head for Highland. Continued work on Water for a Changing World via virtual salons and talks.
DecadesOut hosts the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) broadcast of NAF Live TV-Culture Edition.
Completion of Head for Highland and launch of its impact campaign. Projects in development TBA!