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In Memoriam: Winchester Repeating Arms Factory


The demolition of a structure, especially in an urban area, can be a violent and destructive act for a neighborhood that collectively associates memories with a space as the removal constitutes an erasure of a landmark in a collective community map.  This project attempts to study a building’s end of life, and to develop a curation of decay in order to ritualize the lifecycle of a structure and enshrine th4e memories associated with a community’s past and present.  Urban change is inevitable as cities are organisms that regenerate at much faster rates; but can there be a way to

New Haven Industrial Heritage Trails: Gallery Show


3rd Floor Gallery installation at the Yale School of Architecture of the New Haven Industrial Heritage Trails, a collaboration with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.  Fourteen students in Arch 4233, Ghsot Town:  Abandonment, Preservation, and the Postindustrial Landscape, created critical heritage proposals for fourteen postindustrial sites in New Haven.  Read the accompanying pamphlet, PDF below, written by Elihu Rubin. 

Coke Factory


The New Haven Coke Company was once a looming presence on the New Haven Harbor before it was demolished in 1968.  In this 11-minute, avant garde film, Turner Brooks captured the atmospheres of this belching urban behemoth.  “Sometimes reality is a very strange place.”

Armory Voices


A 3 min. 33 sec. sound montage from the Armory Workshop at the Gather New Haven Health and Wellness Festival in Goffe Street Park on September 18, 2022. 

“Hello Justin [Justin Ellicker, Mayor of New Haven], this is one of your taxpayers, Cynthia Harrison.  The Armory; we should make it a small business enterprise zone.  It has been sitting here rotting away for many years and it is a disgrace for this beautiful building, which is more than 150,000 square feet, to go to waste.  Do something with it, and do it now.  It’s 2022.  Thank you.”

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