Conflict Kitchen to close Schenley Plaza location; pursuing new opportunities
After seven years, Conflict Kitchen is entering a new phase in the life of the project. We are closing the Schenley Plaza restaurant location, and our last day of operations will be May 31, 2017. The project is currently connected to a research center at Carnegie Mellon University and is funded almost entirely by our customers, in addition to a few generous foundations. Moving forward, Carnegie Mellon University will no longer provide administrative support for the restaurant, though it will continue to maintain administrative assistance for our creative and programmatic activities.
Conflict Kitchen provides a forum for critical dialogue, challenging xenophobia by supporting voices less heard and cultures less considered in the United States. We develop spaces for empathy and action that build a greater sense of curiosity and understanding in American life.
Although we will no longer be based in Schenley Plaza, Conflict Kitchen will continue to expand our educational initiatives throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region with the production of curriculum, performances, public events and publications with cultural institutions, community organizations and schools.
Looking towards the future, we are seeking new partnerships and support to develop a more impactful and sustainable model. We see this transition as an opportunity, a chance to extend the reach of Conflict Kitchen both locally and nationally.