Coquito & Climate Cart
Misra Walker, Hunts Point/Longwood
Coquito & Climate Cart; Mixed-Media Installation
ABOUT THE PROJECT
For her residency project, Misra uses a coquito helado cart, an icon in the Latino Bronx community, to document the impact of climate change on communities of color like Hunts Point/Longwood by combining statistics with memories from community members of how climate change has impacted them whether in the Bronx or back home in the Caribbean. The fully functioning cart uses a pollution monitor to track the quality of air and temperature in the neighborhood and maps out the changes that occur. Residents will be able to interact by sharing a memory in exchange they receive a free frozen dessert.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Misra graduated from Cooper Union in 2015 where she studied fine arts. Her work mixes many disciplines such as printmaking, photography, video, and graphic design. She is interested in using her art as a tool to empower change within a social and environmental scale.