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Haifa Bint-Kadi – Take Me to the River

Yonkers

Using her background in mosaic art, Haifa Bint-Kadi transformed the façade of a South Yonkers laundromat in her project Take Me to the River. She was interested in resurrecting the history of the diverse South Yonkers neighborhood and in collecting stories from residents. With the laundromat’s mosaic depicting this history, Haifa brought attention to the rapid development occurring in the area and the surrounding Hudson waterfront and empowered residents to become active in the discourse about community change. She also turned the interior of the laundromat into an information center for literature and notices regarding town hall meetings and community resources.

Creative Conversations: Moira Williams and Haifa Bint-Kadi

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