Navigating the Queens Plaza Transportation Hub Street Level
Led by Lise Brenner
Saturday June 14 11am-2pm at Court Square Park, Queens
This multi-day workshop will gather dance professionals and design experts to explore how the Queensboro Plaza area does and doesn’t work for human navigators, and to make concrete suggestions for design changes to improve pedestrian experience and safety. The outcome of each researcher’s activities will be shared at a group debrief via documentation of the researcher’s choice (movement, words, pictures, etc.) The final outcome will be a report in a format and language suitable for presentation to designers and public officials.
Come on Saturday June 14th to explore, get lost, get found, ask directions, take pictures of unexpected bits of weirdness or beauty and generally experience the streets under and over Court Square and Queens Plaza No GPS, Googlemaps or printed maps allowed!
Meet Lise at 11am at the fountain in Court Square Park for instructions that will send you on your journey through the Queens Plaza Transportation Hub to a specially chosen for you address. Participants will meet Lise at Space (29-09 39th Avenue) after their walk to record their path through audio recordings, photos, videos, drawings, and a conversation with Lise and Dutch Kill community members.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming.
Lise Brenner is a choreographer and writer whose recent work reflects her fascination with how daily life and local histories, environment, public policy, etc. intersect. Based in Seattle and NYC, one current focus is on how privileging cars over people affects how individual human animals navigate in and react to the resulting urban ecosystem. Selected works include: Peter Stuyvesant’s Ghost (included in Five Dutch Days/Five Boroughs 2006), Mapping Native Plants (iLAND 2007), Imagining Seneca Village (at the invitation of the Central Park Rangers 2010) and Gowanus Chorography (Movement Research Spring Festival 2011). She has published in Parallax, Performance Paradigms and the Movement Research Journal.