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.
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Seniors at the Secondary School for Research and their teacher, Michael Salak, collaborated with Urban Memory Project in the Fall semester of the 2010/11 school year to consider changes both subtle and sudden occurring in the Brooklyn landscape. Students studied a variety of issues facing the borough, including new development projects in Coney Island and […]
Students from the Lyons Community School and their teacher, Joshua Sol Lewis, worked with UMP’s Rebecca Krucoff and Dave Hermann from the City Reliquary Museum on a study of the rapidly changing community of Williamsburg. Students took several photo-walks of the neighborhood, visited the City Reliquary Museum, as well the Crest Hardware Store, a community […]
Five students from the Secondary School for Research, Nicol Medina, Kia Yard, Kittrell Breland, Ramshah Kanwal and Jake Lehman, were on a panel discussion about gentrification as part of the public programming for the exhibition The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, at the Museum for Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. […]
Fabian McGriff, Kayla Brown and Keith Brown, students from Urban Memory Projects at the Secondary School for Research (2009) and the Brooklyn School for Global Studies (2007), each documented the Gowanus Canal during their study of the issues facing that area of Brooklyn. Their photographs, along with approximately 200 others, have been posted as part […]
UMP students proudly show off their hard work at the Secondary School for Research Performance Night — an opportunity for the school community of parents, teachers, administrative staff and community residents to gather and and gain information from the students’ semester-long research and documentation of Brooklyn. History teacher, Michael Salak, led the class with the […]
Some Secondary School for Research students who just finished a UMP will have their work displayed alongside professional artists grappling with gentrification in Brooklyn in the exhibition Gentrification in Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks.The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Fort Greene. See the link to the museum’s […]
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 […]
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.