Urban Expressions – Fall 2011

Our Fall session of Urban Expressions began last Saturday with students from Most Holy Trinity school in Hyde Park Saint Louis. Teaching artist and Rebuild Foundation programmer Dayna Kriz led the students in activities around gathering artifacts as well as placing time capsules throughout 1415 Mallinckrodt before all the wall coverings are in place. With… Learn More

CityStudioSTL- Somethingness: Ways of Seeing and Building

CityStudioSTL is the culmination of a group of people with different backgrounds, interests, and histories who want to re-develop a sense of community in an under-resourced and overlooked St. Louis neighborhood.   The CityStudioSTL summer course, sponsored and administered by Washington University and the Pulitzer Foundation, challenged graduate students to imagine how community based initiatives… Learn More

Urban Expressions | Set Design Wrap-Up

This summer marked the first partnership for Urban Expressions between students from the Most Holy Trinity and Bethlehem Lutheran Church communities. As part of the architecture and design program, students from both communities designed and created the sets for Bethlehem Lutheran’s production of The Wizard of Oz. We started by watching the original movie and… Learn More

Urban Expressions | Stewardship

On the Friday before the 4th of July weekend, the Urban Expressions students painted several benches that will be installed in the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church‘s garden. It was another hot St. Louis summer day, but we worked in the shade and produced some inspiring designs.  Afterwards we enjoyed milkshakes from Crown Candy Kitchen and some basketball…. Learn More

Urban Expressions | Photography #2

During our second week working with the kids in the Urban Expressions program, we organized the kids in teams to share the cameras we have available. We headed north from their school along Blair Avenue, visiting sites (and looking at and seeing sights) along the way. The range of conditions to be found in the span of… Learn More

Urban Expressions | Photography #1

Our program has begun! The kids are totally psyched and I’ve already got them taking pictures. In addition to working with Canon Powershot digital point-and-shoot cameras, each day I bring in a different camera to show them.  The first day they all got to try out my Nikon DSLR. The second day I brought in… Learn More