This video documents a parade on the final day of the Fast-Tracked project. Read below to find out more!
Two years and two billion dollars from now, New York will get its first new subway stop in 22 years. Who decides where new subway stops go? And which comes first – the subway or the people?
Fast-Tracked is a 40-page newspaper produced as a a collaboration of CUP teaching artists Alexandra Woolsey-Puffer and Jeff Maki and students in the College Now Program at New Design High School in the Lower East Side. To find out how transportation decisions get made, the crew interviewed city planners, the MTA, transportation policy experts, and lobbyists.
This video shows a process-ion (a procession about a process!) that marked the final day of the project. Tracing the path of the extension above ground, the crew toted stakeholders and decision-makers and identified some of the steps in the decision-making process for the 7 line along the way.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Teaching Artists: Jeff Maki, Alexandra Woolsey-Puffer
Project lead: Valeria Mogilevich
Project support: Christine Gaspar, Sam Holleran
CUNY College Now at New Design High School
Students: Sarai Arroyo, Kharee Boyd, Lawrence Daise, Juan Garcia, Isaiah Ortiz, Dayhana Santos, Aldo Sorcia, Chun Fung (Ronex) Tse, Shadiq Williams, Steven Mejas
Coordinators: Scott Conti, Principal, New Design High School; Pete Williams, CUNY College Now, BMCC
Major support for this project was provided by the CUNY College Now Program. Additional funding was provided by the Bay and Paul Foundations, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Henry Luce Foundation.