Photos by Stacie Joy
"Fridge Street: Bridging Sites of Mutual Aid," a new exhibit at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), explores the community fridges that emerged in New York City amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Here's more about the work, curated by (from left) Yiya Wang, Xiran Luo and Xiaoya Yuan...
"Fridge Street" dives into the network of community fridges across New York City as they work toward food security, community building and sustainable practices.With primary and secondary data gathered from volunteering, field trips, questionnaires, interviews, and literature over the past six months, "Fridge Street" archives the network of community fridges across New York City.
Through visual representations, individual narratives, and interactive displays, the exhibit showcases the resilience and resourcefulness of communities, providing visitors with an understanding of mutual aid within this grassroots movement.Ultimately, "Fridge Street" hopes to call attention to food insecurity as a systemic problem and inspire action that helps build more just and inclusive food systems.
Here are a few photos from the opening last Saturday...
MoRUS is at 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.