A funky, fresh look at how supermarkets work in urban neighborhoods By CUP for Gilt Taste Last year, we shared a fantastic video made by high school students on the food in convenience stores in their Bronx neighborhoods. Rather than take the tsk-tsk approach of many who write about the “food deserts” where low-income people can’t find…… Continue reading How Do Supermarkets Decide Where to Open?
Who decides where supermarkets go? Does the Bronx have enough supermarkets? Does it matter? This summer, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and a group of Bronx public high school students from CUNY College Now at Hostos Community College to look at who gets supermarkets, who doesn’t, and why. To find answers, the group…… Continue reading Funky Fresh debut presentation
Check out congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck touring Newtown Creek with CUP’s latest youth education project “Share, Where?” The booklet takes a look at NYC’s Fair Share legislation two decades after its passage.
I was involved in this project as the teaching artist! Come and check it out!
Where do you put the stuff that nobody wants but everyone needs?
Join us on Tuesday, September 6 for the debut presentation of Share, Where?, CUP’s most recent Urban Investigation. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the burdensome, smelly, and dangerous facilities that make the city run – but nobody wants in their backyards.
On Thursday, July 14th, I was invited to share an evening of food, friendship, and conversation at The People’s Potluck, a collaborative dinner and discussion group exploring ideas concerning living as conscious citizens in an interconnected global and local society.
El artista plástico puertorriqueño Hatuey Ramos Fermín caminó por todas las calles de El Barrio en la ciudad de Nueva York tomando fotos de cada uno de los sitios donde se puede comprar productos frescos para cocinar en la casa. Esta travesía y documentación son parte de una exhibición que comienza el viernes, 3 de junio en Taller Boricua y lleva por nombre Barri-o-rama.
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, multimedia artist
Thursday, April 14, 2:00pm, Carman B34
Multimedia artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín will discuss his use of photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, and text to investigate issues related to the urban space, including immigration, globalization, the past and present history of buildings, and shared public city spaces. Co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies.
Last week, fifteen Bronx high school students added their voices to the volatile mix of dialogue over the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, a former National Guard ammunitions warehouse in the Bronx.
Tune into eastvillageradio.com this Saturday November 7, 2009 at 1 pm (EST) to hear a live broadcast featuring songs from Center for Urban Pedagogy’s recent Urban Investigation, I Heart East New York.
The final bell rings at the George Wingate Educational Campus, home to four Brooklyn public schools, and a handful of ninth-grade students trickle into a classroom for their after-school service-learning class on a rainy spring afternoon.
The students quickly settle into seats, and their teacher, Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, pulls up a chair alongside them to begin the session. The class is in the midst of conducting an urban investigation, a unique, local service-learning project that asks students to confront challenging issues within their community to gain fuller understanding and become more engaged citizens.
A group of students from Hostos Community College’s Now Program also set out on a project that focused on some illegal housing, the result of their work I HAVE A BASEMENT APARTMENT. NOW WHAT? can be seen tonight (August 7th) AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY. You even get a comic book as a parting gift! READ ON!
Text and photos by Charles Rogers for the Canarsie Courier What will life in East New York be like in the year 2030? Students from a class being offered by the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) and sponsored by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) were in the process of answering that question last week…… Continue reading Looking 21 Years Ahead