UMP senior students at Park Slope Collegiate and their teachers Michael Salak and Gabriel Solis, researched the changing neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn on foot and through the camera lens. Their photographs capture an area quickly shifting its identity – from industrial to residential, low- to high-rise, and affordable to luxury housing. Complicating these issues […]
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Students at Park Slope Collegiate, Manuel Brito and Franciely Paulino, and their teachers, Louise Bauso and Michael Salak, worked with Paul Allison,the coordinator of the student writing blog Youth Voices Live to learn the skills of podcast creation for their Brooklyn History course. The students then applied their newly developed skills to an Urban Memory Project […]
Malik Dodson is a high school senior at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School. Last year Malik participated in an Urban Memory Project and is a guest blogger for UMP this Fall. Park Slope Collegiate’s Class of 2016 have Brooklyn History as their social studies class. Throughout this class, they will touch on several topics such […]
On Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Students participating in an Urban Memory Project at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School, presented their work in a formal exhibition as part of the school’s Performance Night. 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of UMP’s partnership with the school, and the eighth year UMP’s founder, Rebecca Krucoff, has worked with co-teacher […]
Check out these photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods by students at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School. Thank you to Michael Salak, PSC teacher, and photographers Erica McDonald, Ruddy Roye, and Katja Heinemann for sharing their time and expertise. Beautiful work PSC seniors!
Culminating our semester residency with the Park Slope Collegiate, senior class students will present their work documenting various communities of Brooklyn in transition. Exhibition contents will include: photographs of Park Slope, Gowanus and students’ own Brooklyn neighborhoods, multimedia projects, original artwork and text. The exhibition will be part of a Performance Night event taking place […]
Students at the Secondary School for Research shared their work in a final exhibit at their school in January 2011. Students and their families, teachers and administrators, and other members of the school community came to celebrate the culminating student work that represents the sixth year of partnership between the school and the Urban Memory […]
Students at the Secondary School for Research took to the streets of the rapidly changing Park Slope, their school’s “backyard,” to document evidence of gentrification in the neighborhood. Their photos include evidence of rising rents and taller buildings, images of new construction and fading store fronts, inspiring the question: what does a community risk losing […]
Coney Island and Gowanus, while each unique and distinct, both represent neighborhoods in flux. As part of their Urban Memory Project, students at the Secondary School for Research and their teacher, Michael Salak, explored the evolving character of these areas by documenting snippets of a struggle to preserve the past as we face the economic […]
Secondary School for Research students, after examining their school’s and local communities, focused their attention on changes they see in their own Brooklyn neighborhoods, documenting shifts in the urban landscapes of Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, and Crown Heights, among others.