This installation of first-person accounts, photographs, and mixed-media represents voices from a neighborhood just ten blocks away from Ground Zero. Shortly after the tragic events of September 11th, MOCA began collecting community photo-documentation, studies, reports, artwork, and ephemera related to Chinatown and its recovery. Over the course of one year, the museum conducted oral histories with people who lived and worked in the largest residential area impacted by 9/11 at the time of the attacks. 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. 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? Visitors to the Museum will be invited to submit their own memories and reflections.
Added by Upcoming Robot on September 9, 2010