State of Water / Maya Simone Z.
Simone’s oral history project explores how we exist in relationship with water and the stories of New Yorkers who have experienced flooding. This participatory installation questions and invites us to reflect on and share our relationship with NYC water infrastructure, land, and existing systems that affect the continued reality of flooding and climate disaster we face in NYC.
Simone views stories as powerful, important artifacts that show the effects of flooding, city policies and legislation on our lives. With a focus on community-based solutions to city-wide problems, the State of Water project chronicles first-hand accounts of flooding’s impact in Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods.