June 15, 2024

D🌎T Receives New Long-Term Residency at The Clemente, NYC

Starting in June 2024, Department of Transformation will move into its new home at The Clemente, the beloved non-profit cultural center in Manhattan's Lower East Side. With generous support through The Clemente's Microresidency program, D🌍T will make this building—focused on Latinx and community-based artists and organizations—the center of its operations through at least 2025.

With the assistance of architect Cathy Braasch, D🌏T has renovated the former classroom into a new space for thinking, working, planning, gathering, and learning. Prem Krishnamurthy, founder and director of Department of Transformation: “This generous support of The Clemente—and Libertad Guerra, the organization's visionary leader—gives D🌎T a home for its many activities over the next years. We're already planning public programs including protest karaoke, monthly experimental therapy sessions, reading groups, office hours, and more. The Clemente is a beautiful family, a model of what the arts in NYC ought to be. We are truly honored to be part of this community.”



We believe in karaoke—a powerful tool inviting vulnerability, connection, and joy! Whether you like to sing out loud, cheer others on, or just observe quietly, you are welcome to join Dept of Transformation. Just take a deep breath and answer the question: "What is a song you would like to hear sung in karaoke?"


Title Artist Duration
Gasolina Daddy Yankee 03:12
Hips Don't Lie Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean 02:28
Pocketful of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield 03:34
Let's Go Crazy Prince & The Revolution 04:54


We invite you to share your favorite songs, whether they're beloved classics or hidden gems, and let your musical choices become part of our collective soundtrack. By submitting your tracks, you'll help create an inclusive, dynamic playlist that brings us closer together through the power of music.

To submit a song, please send a Link to a Youtube Video in the form below.