By Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, MUS
This is a series of brief spatial ethnographies intended to provide a snapshot of one public space, for one day, this time in New York City. Armed with a camera and a watchful eye, I observe the social behavior in relation to the built environment. The profiles are based on research methods used in my masters thesis in Urban Studies and are inspired by the works of William H. Whyte, Setha Low, and Jan Gehl.
View the Park Portrait series.
The hype surrounding the High Line has no limits — the genius behind transforming a derelict train line into an elevated green space warrants its praise. The High Line is a beautiful retreat from the bustle of the city and provides breathtaking views while nestled in a stunning natural landscape. This portrait follows a walk down the length of this unique public park and the observations that go with it.
"The genius behind transforming a derelict train line into an elevated green space warrants its praise"