Bronx River Crossing
Bronx River Crossing brought together youth, enrolled in local high-schools and after-school programs, with university students in architecture and urban design, to study the Bronx beyond entrenched preconceptions of territory, by designing, constructing and floating a large-scale model of the ecology and human settlement of the Lower Bronx River Watershed. The Watershed Raft juxtaposed riparian nature with architectural monuments and infrastructural networks in need of reclamation, laying the groundwork for a multilayered exploration of other future sites requiring historic preservation and environmental justice.
Bronx New York
2009 Van Alen Institute New York Prize Fellowship
Partners and Team:
Van Alen Institute
Bronx River Alliance
NYC Urban Park Rangers
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
Columbia University MAUD
Fordham University Visual Arts
NJIT School of Architecture
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom H.S.
Pablo Neruda Academy, Urban Workshop
Robert Wrazen, Chris Kannen, Katie Kannen