It was really nice to meet everyone today and to learn about your different backgrounds and artistic practices.
I was thinking about the broad space of Lower Manhattan, a storied area of New York City and also a place that has changed vastly over hundreds of years. In terms of New York as an urban environment, I am interested in the history of the city's inhabitants and the ways they have shifted the meaning and uses of urban space.
For this workshop, an idea I am considering is a historical street game, something along the lines of a scavenger hunt. Passersby will encounter clues about the histories of Lower Manhattan, and can participate in directions sketched on walls, sidewalks, etc. in order to discover past narratives and insert their own experience in the process.
What do you guys think?