6. PROTEST & OCCUPY
In a city known for its in-your-face persona, New Yorkers have demonstrated on the streets over the past century for causes as diverse as civil rights, overseas conflict, sexual orientation, religious freedom, climate change, low wages, and rising inequality. The Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York’s Financial district (2011) has inspired countless movements in the Middle East, Europe, and most recently Asia. At the makeshift campground and protest site at the intersection of the US and Israel Pavilions, Foreign policy, Wall Street Malfeasance, and unpaid Architecture internships are the most urgent concerns.