A short video (5:33 min.) by M.C. Overholt (M.E.D 2021) investigates that ubiquitous feature of the American cultural landscape, espeically during election season: the yard-sign.
Off The Rails: Exploring the Legacy of the Streetcar in New Hven
When Route 34 was built through the heart of New Haven in the late 1950s, it meant the displacement of the Oak Street neighborhood. In 2016, YSOA students Maddy Sembler, Justin Leonard, Jason Kurzweil, and Matthew Zuckerman formed an Oak Street Historical Society to create a “historical wayfinding system,” retrieving quotations from the New Haven Redevelopment Agency archives and other sources that were used in the discourse of Urban Renewal and printing them on corrugated plastic signs.