What happens after the field school ends? How do we sustain the conversations we begin during field school? This page accounts for the afterlife of the field school.
Saturday September 21, 2013. Doors Open Milwaukee
During fall semester of 2013 Thurston Woods celebrated their open house event. Doors Open Thurston Woods used the exhibits from the field school to generate a discussion on neighborhood heritage and architecture.
Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 6-8 pm
UWM’s Urban Studies Programs sponsored their reception and panel discussion on urban housing, neighborhood vitality, and the foreclosure crisis in the City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee. This event accompanied an exhibition of student work from the 2012 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures summer field school at Thurston Woods, Milwaukee. The exhibit was on display at the City Hall Rotunda from Jan. 22, 2013 - Feb. 5, 2013.
Over 100 people braved the sub-zero temperatures to attend an Urban Studies Programs’ reception and panel discussion titled: URBAN HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY, AND THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS in Milwaukee’s City Hall Rotunda. Panelists addressed several questions related to the ongoing foreclosure crisis such as “Is home ownership still a part of the American Dream? Can neighborhoods that have suffered the effects of multiple foreclosures and condemned homes rebound? Can Milwaukee avoid the path of other cities like Detroit and Cleveland and keep its housing stock occupied and its neighborhoods strong?”
The panelists included:
Art Dahlberg, Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood Services, City of Milwaukee
Nik Kovac, Third District Alderman, City of Milwaukee
Anna-Marie Opgenorth, Executive Director, Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
William Tisdale, Urban Studies Alum and President and CEO, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Dr. Amanda Seligman, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies, UWM, moderated the panel discussion, and Professor Jasmine Alinder, Director of Urban Studies, gave the introductory remarks.
The catalyst for the panel was an exhibition on Milwaukee’s Thurston Woods neighborhood, which was created by UWM students last summer in a class taught by UWM Architecture Professor Arijit Sen. The exhibition was on display and both Professor Sen and longtime Thurston Woods resident Mavis McCallum gave introductory remarks at the event. Many Thurston Woods residents were present among the audience and they participated in a lively discussion with panel members.