MAKING SENSE OF PATERSON
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY MAY 8, 6-8 PM
Café Antoine, Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor, Mathey College
Please join us on May 8 for the opening of Making Sense of Paterson
This sensorial panorama brings Paterson—New Jersey’s third largest city, the United States’ first planned industrial city, and today home to more than 200,000 residents from more than fifty countries—to Princeton. As plans for a new National Park at its center seek to reimagine the city’s future, a sensorial panorama of multi-ethnic, postindustrial Paterson, New Jersey explores the sounds, reflections and movements of its downtown streets and the Passaic River. Traditionally, the urban panorama represents the city from above, a flyover view of roads and buildings as abstract as the statistics that we also use to understand cities. To engage the spatial politics of the city, here we engage with the senses. How do vision, affect, and sound shape our understandings of and connections to urban space? How do different spaces condition our sensorial experiences? This exhibition culminates from the work of the Princeton-Mellon Seminar Making Sense of the City (ARC 449): Jiae Azad, Luke Hamel, and Angela Zhou.