Category | School Partnerships

Lower East Side 2012

Students at the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA), and their teacher, Maria Zagoreos, have been working with UMP for the past ten weeks to study the history and current issues facing their school’s neighborhood.  After studying the immigrant history of the area, students had the opportunity to meet with urban planner, John Shapiro, from Pratt […]

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Photographer: Andrew Lichtenstein

Andrew Lichtenstein visited with our students on Monday to discuss the students’ recent photographs of the Lower East Side, and to share with them his own. Lichtenstein, a documentary photographer, is a native New Yorker who works on stories of long-term social concern. Over the last decade he has concentrated on photographing in America. The […]

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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 Student Exhibition 1/20/12

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 […]

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Gowanus 2011

Students at Park Slope Collegiate and their teacher, Michael Salak, have been engaged in an Urban Memory Project since the Fall.  Among their studies, the students have turned their gaze to the Gowanus neighborhood, researching various points of view on what is best for this evolving community.  Students have spoken to area residents, urban planners, […]

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Park Slope

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 […]

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Coney Island and Gowanus

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 […]

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Our Brooklyn Neighborhoods

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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Students at Secondary School for Research Document A Changing Brooklyn

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 […]

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