Elm City Havens tells the stories of New Haven’s community spaces through a variety of media and methods. Its purpose is to provide a multimedia platform for learning more about these gathering spaces: their stories, their goals, and the communities to whom they belong.
The "Our Better History" project and the Historian's Eye website are an expansive collection of some 3000+ photographs and an audio archive addressing Obama's first term in office, the '08 economic collapse and its fallout, two wars, the raucous politics of healthcare reform, the emergence of a new right-wing formation in opposition to Obama, the politics of immigration, Wall Street reform, street protests of every stripe, the BP oil spill, the escalation of anti-Muslim sentiment nationwide and the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Interactive Crown Street is an ongoing research and pedagogical project that aims to produce an interactive, multimedia, web-based armature for telling stories related to the making and meaning of urban spaces, using Crown Street as a demonstration.
Using food trucks as a frame, "New Haven Food Routes" seeks to investigate the diversity of New Haven's cultural palette. The project was realized using three distinct yet intertwined mediums: ethnographic filming, interactive mapping, and a website platform for digital archiving.
In this gallery, educators from many walks of academic life--professors, deans, presidents, staff members--reflect on the tattered and contested state of the academic mission in an age of scarcity, neoliberal austerity, mounting student debt, corporate management and administrative structures, and amid the ever-increasing power and influence of non-educators in the halls of university administration.