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 […]
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UMP is working with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to meet GCC’s vision of creating an “open, clean, and alive canal watershed.” UMP science educator, Ann Fraioli, is working with GCC to create professional development opportunities and a series of in-class and in-the-field science experiences for elementary and middle-school teachers and students in the Gowanus area. […]
Partnering with the Museum of the City of New York, Urban Memory Project is offering a five session workshop series on reading, writing and documenting the city WHEN: Wednesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12, 2014, 4:30 – 6:30 pm WHERE: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, […]
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.
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 […]