What's the deal with all those empty lots in East Flatbush?
CUP Teaching Artist Douglas Paulson and students from the BCCP's afterschool program at Walt Whitman Middle School looked deep into the emptiness and investigated hidden uses, ownership patterns, and alternate futures for the lots right near their school. They interviewed a community development consultant, an affordable housing advocate, a real estate expert, and asked property owners some tough questions to uncover the surprisingly full lives of empty lots.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Teaching Artist: Douglas Paulson
Project lead: Valeria Mogilevich
Project support: Christine Gaspar, John Mangin, Leslie McBeth
Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP)
Walt Whitman Middle School Students: Alex Frederick, Ragjay Green, Jeannegeilia Mathelier, Freddie Larry, Angela Weeks, Evette Drawhorn, Latifah Shim, Stephan McKenzie, Lauson Albertine, Deshawn Lindo, Shanice McBean
Program coordinators: Steve Ausbury, Jill Beale
Thanks to Walt Whitman Middle School, Chen Tamir, Andy Kennedy, Marlisa Wise, Dave McGrath