Have you been following Open City our interdisciplinary blog and community project on gentrification and urban change? Interested in continuing the conversation about these complex issues face-to-face with bloggers, writers, and community members? In a collaboration with theNew Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New Cityand the Museum of Chinese in America, Where is Chinatown? Narrative Remappings will explore the changing face of New York’s Chinatowns, while working to document the histories and memories of the people and communities who have worked, lived, or crossed through these neighborhoods. Writers Henry Chang, Cristiana Baik, R.A. Villanueva, Ed Lin,Zohra Saed, and Kelly Tsai will share their reflections and read from their work from 11AM-12:30PM.
And whether you grew up playing ball at Columbus or Sara Roosevelt Park or are a newbie who now calls these communities home, we encourage you share your insights during the oral history open house from 12:30PM-5PM. Fellows and volunteers from Open City will be available to collect and record your stories about Chinatown. Translators for Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, and Dari/Farsi are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an interview slot and bilingual interviewer, if needed.
Admission to readings (11AM-12:30PM): $7 general; $4 Seniors and Students (w/ ID); Free for AAWW members, MOCA members, and children under 12 in groups less than 8
Oral history open house (12:30PM-4:30PM): Free and open to the public.