OCtober 2016 / CHinatown Walks
Four walks exploring the environmental and social concerns of NYC's Chinatown
Date: October 9th & 16th, 2016
Location: Chinatown, New York City
Ellen Driscoll (artist), Joyce Hwang (architect) and Mackenzie Younger’s (artist) WALK focused on the neighborhood around the former Collect Pond site and how it has evolved over time.
Chinatown Art Brigade (artists) and Samuel Stein (urban geographer) highlighted the environmental effects of gentrification and massive construction on the Chinatown quality of life.
Mary Ting (artist), together with Paul Bartlett (Environmental Studies professional) and Sophie Plitt (urban forester) discussed some of the nuances of post 9-11 air pollution, toxicity and quality of life issues that Chinatown residents face. Along the way, the current lack of green space and opportunities for creative green interventions was highlighted.
Jean Shin (artist) and Robin Nagle's (anthropologist) WALK focused on recycling work done by canners, patterns of consumption, and hidden infrastructures of waste streams and labor.