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Chinatown Edges

October 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free

How do a neighborhood’s borders impact its residents? Join us for an afternoon exploration in which participants trace the shifting boundaries and hidden stories of Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown. Accompanied by leaders in the realm of social media documentation, we’ll collectively walk the neighborhood’s perimeters, generating an alternative cartography of Chinatown’s invisible gateways along the themes of housing, food, contemporary art, and more by posting to Instagram with the hashtag #ChinatownEdges.

3 PM
The American Legion Lt. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291
191-193 Canal Street, Manhattan

Following the neighborhood exploration, join us for a discussion of Chinatown’s thresholds and the role of social media in community mapping, accompanied by a projection of the afternoon’s photos as a backdrop.

Participants: Stephen Fan, author and curator of Suburbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape; Diya Vij, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; and more