About

The ‘Walking in My Shoes’ Project is a digital living archive that aims to document and reflect on contemporary urban issues as they take place in neighborhoods across NYC. The architects of the archive will be myself and my students, and the content will be derived from semester-long course-related projects.

This projects intends to speak to a wide audience, namely those concerned about trends taking place in the city and interested in learning more or engaging in discussions with others about these topics.

This project has 3 interrelated components:

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COMMUNITY(BASED) RESEARCH

to conduct community-based research on issues of housing and community development & use it to give a human face to housing debates in NYC & to inform community-based policy development

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OPEN DIGITAL
PEDAGOGY

to create an opportunity for students to engage course material in more meaningful ways beyond the bounds of the classroom, and to offer them a platform to share their insights publicly

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Archive

to create a repository of critical, student-generated work about contemporary urban issues that could be used to share information and generate dialogue amongst audiences beyond the classroom and academy

RECENT AND ONGOING PROJECTS

OPEN DIGITAL PEDAGOGY
PUBLIC EDUCATION TOOLS

COMMUNITY RESEARCH
EAST NEW YORK & CYPRESS HILLS

This image shows a streetscape of traffic and 3-5 story commercial buildings on Atlantic Avenue. This busy thruway marks the border between Cypress Hills and East New York, and serves as a major commercial street and commuter artery for the communities.

OPEN DIGITAL PEDAGOGY
URBAN DICTIONARY