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Thursday, July 17

  1. page 2. Beneath Your Toes edited Concept and design by Heba Elmasry Manhattan’s diverse history offers an interesting context to ex…
    Concept and design by Heba Elmasry
    Manhattan’s diverse history offers an interesting context to explore our attitudes regarding the environment. For my project, I decided to focus in particular on how the land physically changed and expanded -- the what, how and why of the city's landfill in lower Manhattan. The ‘What’s Below Your Toes?’ app is a scavenger hunt game designed for middle-school age children to explore their city and learn how much it has changed over the last few centuries. Players are led with questions and clues to a specific intersection. The site is marked with a stenciled symbol which both reveals the answer, and provides a QR code directing players to more information regarding the site. By exploring literally what’s below their toes, students can not only discover the history that is hidden beneath the ground, but also learn how their actions can positively or negatively affect their environment. From topics ranging from the illegal dumping of garbage to creative reuse of materials, students are given the chance to look at their environment from a new perspective, while physically connecting to their city.
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Tuesday, August 13

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    I am interested in transforming the city into a more historically aware social and cultural environment. In response, I have designed a scavenger hunt game that serves as a scaffold for engagement, educational tool for secondary schools, or an opportunity to connect locals and tourists. This project encourages a naturalistic relationship to the world using Lenape mythology and explores game mechanics particularly role-playing techniques to curate the city.
    Prototyping
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  2. page 1. Uncover Mannahatta edited ... the area surrounding Bowling Green is utilized for trading, commerce, residential, industrial,…
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    the area surrounding Bowling Green is utilized for trading, commerce, residential, industrial, tourism, transportation, public facilities and institutions. Through the ever-changing culture, populations and land usage, the tip of Mannahatta no longer wears the same face. However, there is a wealth of historical markers that could be used to promote inquiry, awareness, and social engagement to gain not only appreciation for the past, but perspective and agency in the future.
    I am interested in transforming the city into a more historically aware social and cultural environment. In response, I have designed a scavenger hunt game that serves as a scaffold for engagement, educational tool for secondary schools, or an opportunity to connect locals and tourists. This project encourages a naturalistic relationship to the world using Lenape mythology and explores game mechanics particularly role-playing techniques to curate the city.
    Interviews at Bowling Green
    Prototyping
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    Project Proposal: Scavenger Hunt Game Design (image of booklet below)
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  3. page 1. Uncover Mannahatta edited ... I am interested in transforming the city into a more historically aware social and cultural en…
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    I am interested in transforming the city into a more historically aware social and cultural environment. In response, I have designed a scavenger hunt game that serves as a scaffold for engagement, educational tool for secondary schools, or an opportunity to connect locals and tourists. This project encourages a naturalistic relationship to the world using Lenape mythology and explores game mechanics particularly role-playing techniques to curate the city.
    Interviews at Bowling Green
    Visual Research Response: History and Land Use (poster)
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    Visual Research Response: Lenape Values (poster)
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    Project Proposal: Scavenger Hunt Game Design (image of booklet below)
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    Visual Research Response: Lenape Values (poster)
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Sunday, August 11

  1. page home edited This studio class explores how visual thinking and design can engage and activate participation i…

    This studio class explores how visual thinking and design can engage and activate participation in building cities that respond to environmental challenges. Students conduct ground research and site analysis into a designated ‘hub’ along Broadway; our hub is Bowling Green in the financial district. The goal of the research has been to amass a knowledge base of natural and artificial conditions, historic transformations and current character, all of which will serve as a basis for action and participation in the design process. In addition to framing and mapping that research to the public, and academic partnerships, the studio will work in teams to implement a design intervention, anchored in the site, that will seek to activate local efforts to create a more sustainable city.
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    document work. See menu links to read individual proposals and research. This studio
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Monday, February 18

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    This site acts as a place for the Pratt Graduate Communications Design studio, Broadway 1,000 Steps, to collect and document work. This studio class
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    sustainable city.
    This site acts as a place for the Pratt Graduate Communications Design studio, Broadway 1,000 Steps, to collect and document work.
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    Living Laboratory. ThisThe class was
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    Living Laboratory. This class was led by Pratt faculty member, Jean Brennan.
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Wednesday, June 13

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    This site acts as a place for the Pratt Graduate Communications Design studio, Broadway 1,000 Steps, to collect and document work. This studio class explores how visual thinking and design can engage and activate participation in building cities that respond to environmental challenges. Students conduct ground research and site analysis into a designated ‘hub’ along Broadway; our hub is Bowling Green in the financial district. The goal of the research has been to amass a knowledge base of natural and artificial conditions, historic transformations and current character, all of which will serve as a basis for action and participation in the design process. In addition to framing and mapping that research to the public, and academic partnerships, the studio will work in teams to implement a design intervention, anchored in the site, that will seek to activate local efforts to create a more sustainable city. This studio is a Public Project engagement and is occurring in collaboration with the Mary Miss Studio and City as Living Laboratory.
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