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Performing Infrastructure: NYC’s Water Supply

May 12, 2018
12:30  -  2:00
NYC Watershed Model, First Floor, Queens Museum

90% of NYC’s water comes from rural communities in the Catskills, 150 miles north. This relationship is brokered by land use regulation, public policy, and miles of infrastructure— all of which is practically invisible to city residents. Participants will create a “human diagram” of NYC’s water supply system (aqueducts, reservoirs, water tunnels, etc), re-inscribing the physical and social connections between upstate and urban communities. Props will be provided, be prepared to make some noise!

2018  Parallel Session