Garfield Alive has been talking with Garfield community members to learn their history and experiences as residents of the neighborhood. We have collected both written surveys and audio interviews, with the intention of putting it all together into a publication at the end of the project.
In this small book, we'll be printing survey data, a few excerpts from the audio interviews, and photos from the community painting sessions. We also hope to include your stories! There will be refreshments and more!
Share with others:
What you love about Garfield;
Why you call Garfield home (and for how long have you lived here);
Do you feel connected to the neighborhood and your neighbors;
What do you hope for the future of Garfield;
And anything else that you think is interesting, exciting, or of historical significance about the neighborhood.
On Monday, October 24th we'll be getting together at Assemble to talk about these things from 6:30-8:30pm. Regardless of whether you've lived in Garflied for your whole life, or recently moved here, we hope you'll join us!
This program is part of Garfield Alive, by Rachel Saul and Yu-San Cheng, in Assemble for the month of October.
Rachel Saul and Yu-San Cheng believe in the heart of a community, its people. Recently, Pittsburgh and it’s neighborhoods have been experiencing drastic changes, almost daily. With their project, Garfield Alive, they hope engage residents in a continued conversation about their own imaginations for their neighborhood; partnering with community members to stay invested in and advocate for community centric redevelopment.
To complete the project, Rachel and Yu-San will interview youth at Assemble programs along with adults, enlisting the help of Kirsten Rispin to capture voice recordings. Doing this the team will learn what the residents love about Garfield; and what changes they think would beneficial to their own neighborhood. Once the community shares their thoughts, Rachel and Yu-San will paint one of the gallery walls at Assemble to reflect this conversation. The community will then be invited to paint the second gallery wall, displaying their hopes and dreams for Garfield.
At the culmination of the exhibition, Rachel and Yu-San will put together a book that captures all of the responses from the community, so that their voice can be shared.