We're here to listen, to respond, and to build Chinatown's capacities as a strong & vibrant immigrant neighborhood of NYC.
Think!Chinatown was started by a group of neighbors.
They kept running into each other at events while grappling with common questions about the community.
What's the role of art and culture in Chinatown and how do we preserve or promote it? Wouldn't it be nice if the seniors could still hang out in the park in the winter, or when it rains? What city projects are affecting our neighborhood and how do we have a say in them? How do little opera groups get funding if they can't fill out an English application form? Where do young Asian Americans go to learn about and participate in the "real" Chinatown? What are our community organizations doing and how can we support their work?
Our mission is to attract & connect resources for Chinatown businesses and organizations using the tools of design & community engagement.
Think!Chinatown designed and facilitated a multi-dialect workshop to ensure that Chinatown's voice was included in the city-wide, Create NYC Culture Plan. Watch this video to learn more. [Video credit: Eric Jenkins-Sahlin]