Posts Tagged ‘education

20
Apr
10

Currently on Display: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Dan Freeman
Bronx, NY

Dan Freeman is a paraprofessional who is passionate about working with children. He finds learning from his students just as –if not more, enriching than teaching. His goal in creating The Underground Railroad was to bring forth a historical consciousness of black freedom fighters that are not normally spoken about in the canon of American education systems. The use of subway cars are a reference 1980’s graffiti tags that are in danger of becoming completely removed from urban New York culture.
The Underground Railroad has been displayed multiple times in different school settings. Dan wishes to inspire his students to create art and take actions based on their everyday experiences. His use of subway cars, pastels, pens, markers, and the visibility of errors are purposefully a part of the display because “it is OK to make mistakes”, it encourages his students to do better.

Stay tuned for La Pregunta’s interview with Dan Freeman.

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10
Apr
10

Uppademics

A part of our commitment to being a space where culture, community, and service meets can be found in our Saturday morning activities. On March 27th, we collaborated with Uppademics to bring a live music producing/beat making demonstration to our floors.

Uppademics is a group that seeks to educate academically, historically, financially, and socially deprived peoples through art, law, and engineering. Uppademics seeks to tie in that innate knowledge of art to the scholastic endeavor, so that the student can not only build upon that talent, but also investigate their interests in engineering, law, and other academic fields. (They) propose a project that can encourage youth to explore their career opportunities without sacrificing their passions.

The lecture on beat making was just one of several workshops Uppademics has collaborated with us on. More information about the minds behind the project can be found here.




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