Browsing for Visual References

  Int. Studio 3/14/18   In this collection of images, I chose design elements I was interested in currently and interested in exploring further for my final project. I took a picture of this book cover because I am interested in cartography and the design elements associated with mapping a physical terrain. Heavily inspired by […]

Material Investigation: Omission

I’m studying how Hurricane Sandy affected the people of Red Hook in order to find out what the inhabitants of Red Hook consider “home” so that my reader better understands the community of Red Hook. How do people build a “home” for themselves after tragedy or displacement? How can natural disasters affect social infrastructure and […]

Bridge 2 Response

  Through the many trips of my ethnographic research of Red Hook, I became increasingly more interested in the communities that coexist in Red Hook, and how these communities function as part of a complex system. Initially, I was interested in Red Hook’s maritime history and its location as a pier neighborhood, due to my first […]

Secondary Sources on Climate and Gentrification in NYC

Secondary Sources on Climate and Gentrification in NYC   Climate   How future flooding due to climate change can affect NYC   http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/09/new-york-future-flooding-climate-change.html   How Red Hook rebuilt itself after Hurricane Sandy   https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26102017/hurricane-sandy-anniversary-brooklyn-red-hook-vulnerable-waterfront-neighborhood-adapting   Department of Environmental Conservation Facts about Climate Change in NY   https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/94702.html   What the National Climate Assesment says about […]

Walk Again to Red Hook

President’s Day: 2/18/19 Observations: The Craft of Research template: I am studying the neighborhood of Red Hook because I’m trying to find out about the change in structures and buildings in order to help my reader understand the development and gentrification of Red Hook. I arrived at Red Hook by taking the subway and getting off […]

Zeisel’s List of Do’s and Don’ts for Observing Physical Traces

Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behavior Research John Zeisel Do’s: Be critical and ask questions Become a full participant Observe in context and notice setting Use annotative diagrams, recordings, drawings, photographs Be aware props change setting (also change in space) Look for displays of self/personalization/identification Look for official messages Don’t’s: Observe unobtrusively/passively Be aware of “selective […]