Washington University, Umrath Lounge
The Center for the Humanities and the College and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in the Sam Fox School will host a three-day intensive skill-sharing workshop as a part of the Divided City Initiative, a project funded by the Mellon Foundation’s Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities program. We invite you to join us in this seminar that addresses research methodologies to approach the problem of urban segregation.
Please use the form below to RSVP before May 18 to participate in the seminar. Space is limited to 30 participants.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, May 24
1 PM Tour of St. Louis with Bob Hansman, Washington University, School of Architecture
5 PM Opening Reception
6:30 PM Keynote with Rev. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation and Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission
Wednesday, May 25
9-12 PM Two-part workshop on Urban Ethnology with Waverly Duck, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology
Part 1: Ethnographies: A Multicultural History of Ethnography
Part 2: Trust, Legitimacy and Discretion: Perceptions of Drug Dealing and Policing in a Small Black Town
12-2 PM Lunch workshop on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), mapping, and communities with Andy Rutkowski, University of California, Los Angeles, Geospatial Resources Librarian
2-5 PM Oral History Workshop with Dan Kerr, American University (Washington, DC), Department of History
Dinner on your own
Thursday, May 26
9 AM-12 PM “Using Real Estate Records to Track Segregation Practices” with Kevin McGruder, Antioch College, Department of History, and Thomas Harvey, Executive Director, ArchCity Defenders
Public real estate records can provide a wealth of information on residential segregation practices, and sometimes even the intent of the buyers and sellers, when used in conjunction with census, local newspaper, and other records. This workshop will provide an overview of the possibilities and challenges of using these records.
12 PM Lunch
RSVP Form (registration is closed)