On Febuary 22nd, 2013, UNY invited three writers with connections for the Bronx to read original work in conjunction with the exhibition Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative and the Bronx River Alliance at the Bronx River Art Center. Carolyn Ferrell, Rich Villar, and Allison Amend chose from a fresh list of objects found in the Bronx River--most by local volunteers as they undertook the task to clean it up--to inspire their work.
In partnership with the Bronx River Alliance, Meta Local Collaborative curated a selection of photos, plans, maps and documents from the Alliance’s archives. These images traced how spaces along the river have changed through the years, revisit past restoration and recreation plans, and consider the river’s present state and plans for its future. In addition, Meta Local showcased work they are developing which focuses on public access to the Bronx River Greenway.
We are thankful that Meta Local Collaborative, aka Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermin, invited us to take part!