Event Title

Strength and Resilience of Washington Park

Mentor 1

Arijit Sen

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

The purpose of this research was to analysis buildings within Washington Park and to tell the stories of this neighborhood. The research methodologies used in this project were archival research, multimedia, and I organized metadata to create drawings of plans by the use of HABS (Historic Preservation of Buildings). In admits of this 5 weeklong project, to collect stories of Washington Park I interviewed 4 people. To analysis the built environment of this neighborhood I measured 2 buildings: a commercial and residential. In engaging this research I learned about the infrastructure of an urban neighborhood and how it sustains culture of its own. The cultural landscape of Washington Park is a reflection of the people who inhabit the urban space. The outcome of measuring the thresholds, observing ornamentations and openings, gave insight to the changes done over time. The archival research inquiry gave an understanding to the history hidden in these buildings. For example, I found inquires about whom the owners of the homes and businesses were, where they came from before settling in the neighborhood and how the ownership-changed overtime.

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Apr 24th, 2:30 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

Strength and Resilience of Washington Park

Union Wisconsin Room

The purpose of this research was to analysis buildings within Washington Park and to tell the stories of this neighborhood. The research methodologies used in this project were archival research, multimedia, and I organized metadata to create drawings of plans by the use of HABS (Historic Preservation of Buildings). In admits of this 5 weeklong project, to collect stories of Washington Park I interviewed 4 people. To analysis the built environment of this neighborhood I measured 2 buildings: a commercial and residential. In engaging this research I learned about the infrastructure of an urban neighborhood and how it sustains culture of its own. The cultural landscape of Washington Park is a reflection of the people who inhabit the urban space. The outcome of measuring the thresholds, observing ornamentations and openings, gave insight to the changes done over time. The archival research inquiry gave an understanding to the history hidden in these buildings. For example, I found inquires about whom the owners of the homes and businesses were, where they came from before settling in the neighborhood and how the ownership-changed overtime.