Middle Perspectives: a walk through the High Line
The High Line in New York city is an urban renewal project that has turned an old elevated railway line into an urban green corridor in Manhattan. I take a walk through the High Line examining the new perspectives it affords, and relates urban and environmental notions of renewal with questions of agency and appropriation. The peculiar characteristics of the High Line highlight normally hidden features of the urban landscape and the politics of space. In an age where civic action is both so difficult and so necessary, a walk through the High Line suggests ways of approaching systemic change laterally.