New Haven Free Public Library
“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.’”
Read Mia Cortés Castro’s article in the Yale Daily News about the Democracy in America webinar (co-sponsored by Public Humanities at Yale and the New Haven Free Public Library), “Spaces for Democracy: The Goffe Street Armory as Civic Infrastructure.”
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.
Matthew Frye Jacobon is Sterling Professor of American Studies, History, and African American Studies at Yale. He is the author of seven books on race, politics, and culture in the United States, including Odetta’s One Grain of Sand ;
As part of the series “Democracy in America,” a collaboration between Public Humanities at Yale and the New Haven Free Public Library, Elihu Rubin will be in conversation with Matthew Jacobson to discuss the topic “Spaces for Democracy: The Goffe Street Armory as Civic Infrastructure.”