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6 years ago
The neighborhood of Corona, Queens bustles beneath the 7 train and boasts the most heavily Latino population of any immigrant community in the borough. Accordingly, issues of immigration reform, solidarity, police relations, and human rights are of the utmost importance but can be difficult to broach when those affected may feel vulnerable. Mobile Print Power uses silk screen printing as a way to engage i...
6 years ago
"The iconic blue playground system known as Imagination Playground, is available in over 70 countries to support the development of children ages 2-10 years old. On April 20th, 2016, IP CEO David Krishock challenged EdLab Seminar attendees to exercise their own imaginations with a set of big blocks. Check out the talk and the related discussion on
6 years ago
There are different ways to see a room. As a static space, a room, a home or an art studio can look like a collection of objects and furniture arranged in a space. As a space for movement, a room has energy and direction. You enter through somewhere, have an experience, and then exit the space. Moving efficiently through space was very important to the late Victor D'Amico, founding director of education at the Museum of Modern Art for over 30 ye...
6 years ago
Type enthusiasts spend hours poring over a line of type, years developing a font, and five intense weeks honing their craft at the Type@Cooper summer program. The condensed summer counterpart to Cooper Union's full year part-time program, attracts members of a small but passionate type community from around the globe yearning to unleash their inner type geek and dive quill-first...
6 years ago
Between podcasts, oral history collections, and radio news reports, the web is a treasure trove of information. The problem is, no one can find it. Search engines fail to locate recorded audio without full-text transcripts or detailed meta-data while those who are deaf or hard of hearing miss out on this information entirely. Together We Listen is a collaboration between New Y...
6 years ago
When real estate in New York City is at a premium and green space is hard to come by, the logical decision may be to start looking underground. Such was James Ramsey's epiphany when he pitched the world's first subterranean public park to collaborators Dan Barasch and R. Boykin Curry IV back in 2009. The Lowline will use advanced solar technology to strategically filter light into the abandoned Williamsburg Bridge ...
6 years ago
There are few art exhibitions where a fantasy Japanese game show, FĂ©lix Candela-inspired tree house, and a participant-controlled sensory visual installation stand side by side. One of those places is Figment . Costume-clad city dwellers board the Governors Island ferry in droves for the free, three-day participatory arts event that not only showcases what innovative ...
6 years ago
Urban Arts Partnership is the largest arts education non-profit in the city, deploying over 100 teaching artists to work with teens in historically marginalized and underserved communities throughout the school year. Through arts and creativity high school students explore concepts of identity and social justice while learning the hard skills necessary to be successful artists.
6 years ago
The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. Built in 1765 by British colonel Roger Morris, the historic landmark has witnessed over two centuries of change and challenges, once even serving as military headquarters for George Washington and his men during the Revolutionary War. And while museum staff interpret the site to thousands of visitors through tours and educational programming each year, so...
6 years ago
After having two boys, Tracey Barton-Herishen couldn't wait till the day she'd be signing her daughter up for dance classes and cheerleading tryouts. But at just five years old Zoe fell in love with skateboarding and Tracey officially accepted her role as Skater Mom. It wasn't long before Zoe noticed she was an anomaly at the skatepark and longed to meet other female action sport fanatics like herself to share her passion and swap tricks. She discovered a...