Ayasha Guerin

 

Ayasha Guerin is an artist and a graduate student who studies the complex relationships between urbanism and environmental ecologies. Her photography, installation, research and writing concern themes of urbanity and the public sphere, collaborative design, community and ecology. These interests once took her across the Atlantic ocean to study at various universities and art/architecture practices in Europe - a journey that ultimately led her right back to New York, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies at NYU. With a focus on New York City, her research questions the implications that U.S. capitalist land-use values and grassroots activism have for understandings of, and experiences in, the public spheres of 21st century cities. When she’s not writing or blogging about this, Ayasha enjoys urban gardens, vegetarian cooking, vintage jewelry, and organizing pop-up art exhibitions on vacant lots. Follow her on Twitter at @urban_praxis

Ayasha Guerin
Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Brooklyn residents who've long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York…

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Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Tomatillos, papalo, epazote, and flor de calabaza are just a few examples of the produce that Garcia cultivates that are able to flourish in an NY climate, but which are too often…

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HIVE: Bleecker Street Subway Station Gets Decked Out with Color-Changing LED Light Sculpture

HIVE: Bleecker Street Subway Station Gets Decked Out with Color-Changing LED Light Sculpture

The Bleecker Street station has been closed for the renovation of a new transfer point that will connect the IRT and IND subway lines. At this junction, the LED sculpture overhead will…

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New Five Borough Farm Study Imagines an Even Greener Future for Urban Agriculture in NYC

New Five Borough Farm Study Imagines an Even Greener Future for Urban Agriculture in NYC

The new study was conducted by a team of project fellows including experts in policy, public health and sustainable design. Aside from thoroughly documenting the many projects that have…

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Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

One of New York City’s most esteemed restaurants, Eleven Madison Park, is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a show”. Scrapping their award-winning menu for a…

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Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have…

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