Category | Collaborations

The Lo-Down covers the Urban Memory Project

Check out the article “Urban Memory Project Teaches High Schoolers to Understand Changing Neighborhoods”  (http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2012/03/urban-memory-project-teaches-high-schoolers-to-understand-changing-neighborhoods.html#more-56086) by Local Lower East Side news source The Lo-Down, who  interviewed UMP’s Rebecca Krucoff and Seward Park librarian, Sean Ferguson, about their current Urban Memory Project collaboration.  The article gives an overview of their work with the Lower Manhattan Arts […]

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UMP at City Reliquary Museum

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 […]

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Students on panel about Gentrification

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. […]

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UMP students in exhibition –Gentrification in Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

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 […]

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Learning from the Park Slope Oral History Project

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, […]

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Urban Memory Project joins Youth Intiative

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 […]

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Feb. 2, 2008: Lost in Transition Curator Walk-through

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

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