ANIMATING HISTORY POSED QUESTIONS RELEVANT TO COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE: WHAT ARE THE UNDERLYING ECOLOGIES AND HISTORIES OF OUR URBAN LANDSCAPES AND HOW CAN WE TELL THESE STORIES?
In Spring of 2016, University of Houston students from the College of Art’s Graphic Design Program teamed up with peers in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design to offer a glimpse into the Third Ward’s past. The project, “Animating History,” paired students who designed 22 life size map pins (like the ones used to point out locations on online maps) that shared stories and histories of people and places along the Emancipation Avenue corridor. Guiding students were graphic design associate professor Fiona McGettigan and architecture professors Susan Rogers and Ronnie Self. Students physically placed their six-foot pins on their sites across Third Ward. While the project celebrated the rich history of the community, it also called on viewers to question the discriminatory practices that have impacted the Third Ward over decades.
Faculty: Associate Professor Fiona McGettigan (School of Art, Graphic Design Program); Associate Professor Susan Rogers (Architecture); Associate Professor Ronnie Self (Architecture).
Students: Ben Alcaraz; Maria Fernanda Charles; Ceci Castellanos; Mathilde E Deboes; Hannah Childs; Benjamin William Lueders; Jordan Compton; Felipe Luna; Victoria Courtemanche; Joshua Naputi; Alexa Dominguez; Mark Phillip Ojeda; Jewel Gallagher; David Alexander Osorio; Travis Gamble; Sunny D Patel; Karl Gobaton; Alexandria Sholtis; Dominique Gutierrez; Carlos Sotelo; Laura Hagen; Davy Zhu; Sophia Hepp; Shane Everett Bourgeois; Ramon Hernandez; Stephanie A Crabtree; Matthew Janik; Altair Galgana; Leah Justis; Stephen J Higginbotham; Luis Martinez; Zerik D Kendrick; Brian Murcia; Hanin Afif Malhas; Victoria Pena; Ami Himanshu Patel; Cintia Quevedo; Mychael A Pham; Jessica Rennie; Laura Hill; David Aleksander Ramirez; Andrea Rivas; Madeleine Sanchez; Austin Markham Rees; Lauren Thawley; Hibah Osman; Jordan Vazquez