In 2011 we made a deep dive into the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint to interview 30 community organizations and leaders involved in many different forms of urban activism towards sustainability. The interviews did not follow a script but rather were open-ended conversations about issues such as transportation, water rights, sustainable food and emergent models of working and living. We interviewed people as close to the site of their work as possible i.e. at their office, near the waterfront or in a café.
Following the interviews, we read the transcripts carefully and determined four main themes, or the areas where creative citizens and organizations are collaborating to invent innovative solutions to overcome problems in their neighborhoods.
Director: Maria Eduarda Andrade
Producers: Maria Eduarda Andrade, Mai Kobori
Editor: Maria Eduarda Andrade
Sound Design: Julia Kny
Photography: Maria Eduarda Andrade
Music: Nick Moyer
Sound: Mai Kobori
Executive Producers: Lara Penin, Eduardo Staszowski
A project by: Desis Lab, The New School
Project Granted by: The Rockefeller Foundation
Special Thanks to: Williamsburg Greenpoint CSA, Egg Restaurant, North Brooklyn Compost Project, McCaren Park Greenmarket, Nick Moyer