UnionDocs' Christopher Allen and Aris Dilone and Los Sures' Ramon Peguero discuss a four-year documentary project capturing Williamsburg's Southside that demonstrates how creative documentation of place can complement the work of community-based organizations.
by Yael Friedman • Oct 1 2014
Yael Friedman explores the social, philosophical, and architectural context of Andrew Carnegie's 1901 philanthropic gift to create neighborhood libraries across New York City.
Charles Chawalko relates the tension surrounding his cooperative’s upcoming vote on its future in the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program, highlighting the complexity of how we value where we live and the importance of transparent dialogue.
Susanne Schindler's in-depth analysis of Sugar Hill, an iconic new housing and cultural complex in Harlem, suggests new ways to broaden limited ideas about what architecture can contribute to housing for low-income residents.
by Ben Nadler and Oksana Mironova • Aug 27 2014
On the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, Ben Nadler and Oksana Mironova delve into the ways its history is embedded in Prospect Park and explore different notions of how we memorialize tragedy.