Just Gowanus: An Interactive Performance Tour
A combined informational walking tour of Gowanus, Brooklyn with interactive experiences and performances produced by Artichoke Dance Company. Both the Gowanus Canal and neighborhood have historically faced environmental challenges due to decades of industrial pollution. The Gowanus Canal was named New York City’s first superfund site because of the extreme toxicity in the canal. Remediation is finally underway, and the largest scale rezoning in New York City in 20 years is being proposed for the area. Just Gowanus brings audiences to locations that are significant to the remediation of the canal, rezoning, and other sustainability initiatives in the area. Interactive experiences engage tour goers in activism and visioning, and performances reflect on the area’s complex history and contentious future.