Media Workshops in Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Literature. Spring 2015.

As a Fulbright Specialist, I hosted media production workshops and gave lectures at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. I also collaborated with Parallaxi Magazine to develop their public space planning project. The magazine organizes performances and art shows in the empty lots and buildings of Xyladika, a neighborhood taking the brunt of the Greek economic crisis.


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Banning Vehicles on a Bogotá Main Street

Universidad de los Andes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Summer 2014.

Engineering students learned multimedia production as a way to study Cra. Séptima, a centuries-old main street in Bogotá, Colombia. The city had recently restricted the street to pedestrians and cyclists during daytime hours. Students interviewed business owners, informal street vendors, and commuters about the impacts of pedestrianization. The class hosted a global Twitter conversation.


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In This Building: Multimedia & Place-based Storytelling

MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Fall 2013.

Students used video, photography, and writing to tell the histories of several buildings in greater Boston, and also profile residents. This course was taught in collaboration with an editor at the Boston Globe. Students invited all building residents to a final presentation of their work at MIT. Course syllabus and building stories are available online.


The Puerto Rico Practicum

MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Spring 2012.

I worked with students in Puerto Rico for two weeks to produce an interactive map of a major urban watershed. I taught the media component within a this broader city planning course.


 


The Cartagena Practicum

MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Spring 2010.

I designed the media component for this course, gave several lectures on media, and worked with students in Cartagena, Colombia for three weeks to complete a supply chain analysis for a large and sprawling open-air market.