layers of location (2007)

"Contrasts between yesterday's buildings, already transformed into trash cans, and today's urban irruptions that block out its space. Unlike Rome, New York has never learned the art of growing old by playing on all its pasts. Its present invents itself, from hour to hour, in the act of throwing away its previous accomplishments and challenging the future." -Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

layers of location intervention at McCarren Park

"It is the very definition of a place, in fact, that it is composed by these series of displacements and effects among the fragmented strata that form it and that it plays on these moving layers. Memories tie us to that place...It's personal, not interesting to anyone else, but after all that's what gives a neighborhood its charachter." - Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life