She's one of nearly two dozen residents we recruited as Community Advisors to initiate community-led transformation of Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) in Queens. The group is spending four months at our Community Design School to improve wayfinding and circulation in the Park, and its connectivity to the surrounding communities. Read more about these sessions.
Name: Neshi Galindo
Occupation: Visual artist who works in photo and film, and writer of short stories.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Mixteca (tribal language of Oaxacan Indians)
I visit FMCP: Every Saturday afternoon. I bike around the lakes and use the Playground for All Children near 111th Street with my daughters.
Neshi is focusing on how to improve navigation in the Park. Together with the members of his Team Navigation, she's exploring ways to:
At a community forum on March 1st, she'll introduce her preliminary design concepts, alongside the other Advisors, for feedback from the wider community. At the second forum on April 12, they will present their final concepts. It will also mark the opening of the exhibition at the Queens Museum that features all of these community-driven design proposals, on view until May 3, 2015.
Neshi, like the rest of the Community Advisors, is eager to present her ideas to the NYC Parks Department, participate in further planning and design of FMCP, and motivate neighbors to do so too.