April 17 2015 | 6pm – 8 pm
The South Street Seaport Museum: Melville Gallery | 213 Water Street New York NY
This panel will bring three distinctive perspectives to bear on the environmental and cultural legacies of the neighborhoods along the East River waterfront. Translation available into Chinese dialects.
Eric Sanderson will speak about his work reconstructing the ecology of the East River including Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
Susan Cheng will speak of the relationship of various Chinese Opera forms as they developed in relation to waterways and migration from China to NYC’s Chinatown
William Kornblum sails a converted 1916 fishing boat throughout the waters of NYC. He will speak from his experiences and knowledge of the East River and its surrounding waterfront communities.
The panel will be moderated by iLAND founder Jennifer Monson and will be followed by an open discussion with the public with representatives from each iLAB residency (arts educator Lu Yu, interdisciplinary artist Clarinda Mac Low, and public artist Kathy Creutzberg).