Planning + Community Development
Below are some examples of recent projects.
14th & Kennedy Farmers Market
Founded in 2015, this weekly event in NW Washington, DC activates an otherwise empty intersection. Its presence has helped spur revitalization in the corridor and was the catalyst for the neighborhood's recent Main Street designation. The market serves a diverse community, offering programming for kids as well as assistance for low income neighbors.
Turning a concrete wall into a mural, an abandoned phone both into a listening station, these are just some of the projects that I helped conceive in my time with the City of Takoma Park, Maryland. I produced a monthly documentary film screening, performing arts events, a lecture series, and poetry readings, and oversaw installations in our four gallery spaces.
Pushing the bounds of traditional map making I teamed up with radio producer Jocelyn Frank and GIS lead Jay Gregory to re-conceive maps as an auditory depiction of physical space and form. We presented the concept at MIT's Listening to the City Conference and the Megapolis Audio Festival. Part art piece, part tool for the visually impaired, part method for planners and designers, check out one of the audio maps we made of impervious surfaces in Cambridge.