The poster speaks to the audience for whom the information is most important — those who are under 18!
These students take the opportunity to really explore how this little corner of the city works… and what results is one of the smartest, most nuanced, and most fun documents on the subject we’ve ever seen.
The project juxtaposes the fact that such a construction project creates jobs but there is a suspicious absence of ‘the public’ in MTA’s decisions.
The group investigated how transportation planning works by talking to stakeholders, researching policy and financing, and pounding the pavement.
The film is instrumental in engaging people in disenfranchised communities who have been previously intimidated by the Internet. It is understandable by ANYONE from age 8 to 80.
Who is drawing the lines? What does the shape of a district mean? And what does a good redistricting process look like? These are precisely the questions being tackled in Know Your Lines.
Middle school students went out and mapped the empty lots and then started investigating [them].