Researching Fluid New York brought to the fore the particular importance of New York’s island ecology. New York’s topography is uniquely situated between the Hudson River, and the Atlantic Ocean. This necessitates an archipelagic thinking, of designing the city through its waterlines, its coastal inter-connectivities. This blog is an investigation towards such an archipelagic urban view. This approach involves drawing on other river cities, other island cities, other port cities. through whose histories New York’s own maritime imaginary was shaped. It delves into New York’s colonial pasts, its relationship to other colonial sites through former maritime economies. Its new found imperative to learn from other cities as a result of
climate change topographical redesign.