MOCA >> Chinatown POV: Reflections on September 11th

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Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

 

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September 11, 2010-November 29, 2010

 

Chinatown POV: Reflections on September 11th presents first-person accounts and perspectives of residents, workers and stakeholders of New York Chinatown, a neighborhood just ten blocks away from Ground Zero. On view are the community photo-documentation, studies, reports, artwork, and ephemera related to Chinatown and its recovery that the museum began collecting shortly after the tragic events of September 11th.

 

While 9/11 was not the sole cause of Chinatown’s difficulties, it did exacerbate them. Although the economic impact of 9/11 on Chinatown’s largest industries – garment, restaurant, retail jewelry, and tourism – was immediately evident, the lack of baseline socio-economic documentation made advocating for Chinatown’s long-range development a challenge. 9/11 was a national tragedy that exposed local fault lines. Nine years later, we ask the questions: Where are we now? How have we been impacted as individuals, and as a community? Have we recovered? And where do we go from here?

 

《华埠观点:反思911》呈现华埠居民、工作者和利害关系人亲口叙述的故事与观点,倾听这个仅距世贸旧址“归零地”十个街区的社群的声音。展览集结社区摄影纪实,研究报告、艺术创作,和华埠重建传单、宣导品等,全数于911攻击悲剧事件后不久由本馆收集而来。

尽管成衣、餐饮业、珠宝店,和观光经济受911事件的冲击极其显著且立即,但因缺乏社会经济基线纪录,倡议华埠大规模发展的挑战变得格外困难。九年后的今天,我们问:华埠个人和社群如何受到影响?我们康复了吗?我们接下来又要往哪里去?

 

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