Mr. Robert Green, former resident of Pruitt-Igoe and historian, presenting to AMCS 3190  "Material World of Modern Segregation"  class, March 28, 2017.

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Teaching The Material World of Modern Segregation (MWMS): A Conversation with Iver Bernstein and Heidi Kolk

Máire Murphy

In this post Iver Bernstein and Heidi Kolk, co-conveners of the MWMS project, discuss their experience teaching L98 3190: The Material World of Modern Segregation,  a course centered on site-based research and taught in conjunction with the MWMS symposium. They reflect on the indeterminate nature of studying sites in a state of evolution, the challenge of missing evidence and erasure, the connective role played by local experts, and the synergy between the course and the symposium.

Heidi: The course was experimental in the sense that we wanted to provide for the meaningful encounter with sites we were studying and to move beyond the readings we had selected. With the historical, political and social contexts that those readings provided, we wanted the students to engage with the sites and to think of these encounters as central to the experience of the course. There was a certain level of indeterminacy to our [read more]

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