Property of the Pandemic
From face masks to diaries, institutions are collecting artifacts from daily life under COVID-19. One itinerant museum has preserved letters from landlords to tenants for posterity.
Home in Lenapehoking
For the Lenape Center, reversing the erasure of New York's indigenous past is about making space for future generations. How can the city welcome back its original peoples and their living culture?
With simple phrases beamed in light, the Illuminator Collective appropriates buildings' exteriors to reveal the forces at work inside.
Public Housing Transformed
Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.
Gotham in the Gallery
What makes New York, New York? A new permanent exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York takes on just that question; curator Sarah Henry explains why formulating the right answer is impossible — and beside the point.
Untrashed: The Incredible Gallery of New York City Garbage
Retired sanitation worker Nelson Molina has collected and curated thousands of things New Yorkers threw away. A photo essay by Lana Barkin.
Schooled by the Community: Connecting Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Earlier this year, a group of community advisors in Queens attended a community design school to formulate proposals to reconnect Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the surrounding communities. We hear from Design Trust Fellows Sam Holleran and José Serrano-McClain and Community Advisors Esther Sánchez and Jason Chin-Fatt on how it all went down.
Black Radical Weeksville
Jonathan Tarleton explores how the Weeksville Heritage Center is leveraging Crown Heights’ and Bed-Stuy’s storied pasts, local assets, and arts and culture to catalyze a community in the midst of shifting neighborhood dynamics.