Citizen Bridge

Citizen Bridge is a temporary floating pedestrian bridge for passage between Brooklyn and Governors Island. Inspired by Walt Whitman’s report of farmers once walking their cows across Buttermilk Channel at low tide, the project aims to reconnect New Yorkers to their waterways, reclaim the waterfront step by step, helping New Yorkers gain agency over their bodies in relation to the water, a necessity in the new reality of living in a sinking city. It is a proposal to harness collective work to reshape the future and is proposed to take place over the course of a single weekend summer day, summer 2017.