Post Tagged with: "activism"

Activism, Design, Education

"I would just look at maybe an area that isn't like as nice or isn't as developed. I would just see, I think, possibility more than anything, because I saw some of those sites and I saw what it could be and I think just some of those areas could be improved. And I guess I'll also be kind of bummed that they're not..." [Photo Credit: Yanin Kramsky]

Empowering At-Risk Teens to Shape Environmental Challenges with Design

The L.A. River inspires local teenagers to reimagine environmental problem-solving in their own community.
by × August 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Activism, Buildings, Place

Owned/Abandoned: The drastic difference between an owned and a vacant property. Imagine what could be if more houses were revitalized and made into homes.

Failing House: Rowhouses are meant to support each other. When one is demolished, it threatens the structural integrity of those around it. In this case, a neighboring house was demolished, the new external wall was left unreinforced, and a homeowner was left unsupported.

Playground: Leftover concrete sewer pipes were repurposed as playground equipment during the 1960's installation of inner block parks in West Baltimore.

Rowhouses & Lots: The view from an inner block park to the adjacent street wall through vacant lots. What causes these spaces in the first place? And who participates in, and benefits from, outside intervention?

Reclaim Harlem Park

Baltimore residents cultivate community power in place.
by × August 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Activism, Conservation, Indigenous Peoples

Carlos fishing in the bay of Santa Clara de Uchunya [PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Sax]

Seguimos Luchando: We Will Continue Our Fight

Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the encroachment of internationally-owned palm oil plantations on ancestral Shibipo lands inspires a village's resistance.
by × June 28, 2017 × 0 comments

Culture, Uncategorized

Eriel Daranger, one of ELEMENTAL's three very human subjects, during the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

A Very Human Struggle: The Making of a Different Kind of Documentary

Noah Sokol sits down with one of the co-directors of the new documentary ELEMENTAL, which screened recently at the Environmental Film Festival at Yale. They get to talking about capturing the human side of activism, and the personal toll commitment to a cause can exact.
by × April 23, 2013 × 0 comments

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Sharon Smith knows a thing or two about organizing. (Photo by Dan Constable)

Audacious Hope: An Interview with Environmental Activist Sharon Smith

Author, activist, and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies student Sharon Smith knows a thing or two about organizing.
by × November 27, 2011 × 0 comments

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Sunsets on a coal-fired powerplant

Complications with English: A Fight for Clean Power and Clean Air

In 2001, an effort to restart a New Haven power plant while cleaning the city's air stalled in litigation. It took another decade and myriad lawsuits until a serious proposal to improve New Haven's air quality once again took to the fore, found traction, and became reality. So, what happened?
by × September 25, 2011 × 1 comment