As the push and pull of the ongoing land bank legislation trudges along, vacant mega-lots like those in Kensington have jumped to the top of the news cycle. But they’ve long inspired artists to dig beneath the grime to find their story. Nicolas Esposito talks with one such artist, Maria Möller, as her Hexamer Redux project uses the old Hexamer maps to resurvey Kensington’s post-industrial spaces
When the Workshop of the World was churning full blast, its brand was distinctly American—American Street, that is. The historic industrial Kensington thoroughfare is a shell of its former self but, Devon McReynolds tells us, that spells 21st Century opportunity. The question facing officials: should American Street remain zoned for heavy industry or for an evolving mix of uses?