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Flux Factory Walk: A Field Guide to Multi-species Migration in Long Island City

A collaborative project by Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy, Weedy Resistance, is performative field study to examine and make visible multispecies migration and human-nonhuman relationships in Long Island City, Queens. The project centers and celebrates the knowledge and value of spontaneous urban plants (aka weeds) and other forms of “alien” life as a way to understand Long Island City’s colonial-industrial past and ongoing shifts in climate and urban “development”.

The walk will begin at Flux Factory, as a part of an exhibition and activation of a community garden in Long Island City, Queens called Wilder City.

I'll be joining the discussion as a new Brooklynite, who lived the previous 15 years in the same apartment in Astoria, Queens.