NYCAASC 2018: Emergence Workshops

NYCAASC 2018 > Workshops: Track 2

Public / Private Space: A Critical Mapping of Washington Square Park

C 95, 1:45 - 3:10

Psychogeography is the study of how our environment affects our emotions and behavior, while emotional cartography is a method of capturing our relationship with a place through memory, sensory perception, and local history. As amateur mapmakers and lifelong walkers, we are committed to the idea that everyone should know where they are, in every sense of the terms place and community. Participants will be given an introduction to psychogeography and a brief rundown of Washington Square Park's history. Then together we will wander through Washington Square Park with the intent of re-exploring the space we know well, while considering the park's history, what the area means to us, and using our senses. Post-walk we will have a discussion about our experiences.

Alina Shen

Alina Shen

Alina Shen was born and raised, and continues to live in Queens. She is the founder and coordinator of Chinatown: Our Narrative Tours and was a proud co-director of NYCAASC's High School Liaison Program in 2017! Currently, Alina is an educator under the Museum of Chinese in America and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, and in public service for the New York State Assembly.

Shu Xin Wu

Shu Xin Wu

Shu Xin is a senior at Stuyvesant High School. She is interested in gentrification, New York, and storytelling. In her free time she enjoys doodling, folding paper airplanes, and writing songs.

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