ABOUT THE PROJECT
Reflective Urbanisms: Mapping NY Chinatown is a storytelling project by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong about Manhattan’s Chinatown community, as told through its built environment. The project will map Chinatown through changes the buildings and streets have undergone over time, and through community stories about the activities that took place there. The project consists of several connected components, including design and fabrication of a public seating installation where community story circles will be hosted, and an interactive digital map and archive.
Meet the Artist
As an artist and trained architect, Cheryl’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture, social practice and performance. She investigates the transformation of shared space over time and seeks to challenge social and political boundaries through the design and implementation of architectural interventions.