Prospect Park, Brooklyn : Spring 2017


Description: Working with New York City Parks, as part of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park

Students: Furniture, Industrial Design, Textiles

Themes: Race, diversity, and the immigrant experience; Prospect Park as a lens for studying the dynamics of social identity

Books: The Newest New Yorkers; David Gerber, American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction; David Roediger, Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White; Joseph Carens, Immigrants and the Right to Stay

Guests: Kristen Petersen, historian of immigration and Associate Professor of History and Social Sciences at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Exhibition: Lefferts House, Prospect Park,


Student Work