In the fall of 2009 UMP students at the Secondary School for Research closely examined the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus, both of which continue to be impacted by the trends of migration, development, and gentrification. The students took photo walks, read articles, researched the neighborhoods’ histories and argued their opinions in seminars and […]
Check out the work created by Urban Memory Project students at the Secondary School for Research and the Brooklyn School for Global Studies. The blog Keepin’ It Brooklyn documents an oral history project and collaboration with long-time Park Slope residents. The film was produced by students at the Brooklyn School for Global Studies. Social Justice […]
The future of Coney Island is in the balance. Organizations from the Municipal Arts Society’s “Imagine Coney Island” to the City of New York, to Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities to Charles Denson’s Coney Island History Project are trying to figure out what is best for this much beloved amusement area at the edge of Brooklyn. […]
The Park Slope Civic Council’s Civic News has just published a piece about its collaboration with UMP, the Secondary School for Research and the Old Stone House around interviewing Park Slope “old-timers.” Students from the school will be transcribing and editing the interviews to post on the Civic Council and Brooklyn Historical Society web sites, […]
Selections from the Urban Memory Project’s exhibition Lost in Transition, a collaboration with the Secondary School for Research and the Brooklyn School for Global Studies, will be on display at the NY Methodist Hospital from April 28 – May 5, 2008 in the Hospital’s Milner Pavillion. A reception for the public will be held on […]
The Brooklyn Historical Society hosts the exhibition Lost in Transition, highlighting photographs taken by students at various Brooklyn high schools in partnership with the Urban Memory Project. The exhibition runs through April 27th.
The Urban Memory Project (UMP) has been invited to participate in a Youth Initiative conference in April, 2008. Youth from across the country will convene in NYC to discuss issues of urban planning and the future of cities. Urban Memory Project students from across Brooklyn will give voice to their ideas and opinions in a […]
Ain Gordon and Rebecca Krucoff will host a curator walk-through and discussion about their current exhibition Lost in Transition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Joining them will be teachers and students from several Urban Memory Project schools as well as photographer and author Vincent Cianni. For more information, contact the Brooklyn Historical Society: www.brooklynhistory.org
In January of 2008, the Brooklyn Historical Society will be exhibiting student work from the Urban Memory Project in an exhibition entitled: “Lost in Transition: South Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Coney Island” to run through April 2008.