Connecticut has a rich industrial heritage. In this map, Abby Reed shows the number of mills (represented by size of circle); mill type (Orange = Brass/Metals; Green = Manufacturing; Yellow = Textiles); as well as the Rivers, Railroads, and Highways that make up the State’s basic transportation and power-delivery infrastructure.
“On the Collective Memory Map, anyone with a pen could claim authority in defining the unlabeled streets of the city. the resulting diagram revealed the places in New Haven that are especially meaningfuly to each participant, from Popeye’s on Whalley to the old English Station power plant building to the ‘Yale Business School.’”
Staten Island’s North Shore Railroad corridor is defunct and largely disused. This project, initiated in the Core 4 Urbanism Studio at YSOA, is a research-based public engagement that questions the past, present, and future of this potentially valuable civic asset.
The work was installed at the Stapleton Branch of the New York Public Library in Staten Island, open to the public between April 12 and April 20, with two faciliated workshops.
Research: Ariel Bintang, Jerry Chow, Janice Chu
Installation Design and Workshops: Janice Chu
Yale School of Architecture students in Arch 4219, Urban Research & Representation, create 9 research-based and participatory exhibits for a public in the Community Room of the Ives Main Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street; plus a shared exhibit, the Collective Memory Map. Participants get a stamp at each station and fill out the Passport.
Read the write-up in the New Haven Independent here:
Research partners include the New Haven Musuem, the New Haven Free Public Library, and Sterling Memorial Library.
An afternoon of community gardening and interactive group activities about the past, present, and future of the Goffe Street Armory. Activities included a building scavenger hunt; history newsprint; postcards to the city; Armory power-mapping; and futures chalkboard.
In anticipation a lengthy construction closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge, the New Haven Economic Development Administration hosted an event to celebrate the bridge and engage residents in the surrounding neighborhoods of Fair Haven and Fair Haven Heights.