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Investigating Where We Live
August 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Since 1996, teens in the National Building Museum’s Investigating Where We Live photography and exhibition design program have surveyed nearly every Metro-accessible neighborhood in the District in their quest to explore the city, understand how it works, and illuminate its rich history for Museum visitors. To mark the 20th anniversary, this summer’s students revisited neighborhoods along the Anacostia River to compare what has changed since previous explorations. They researched photo archives at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the National Building Museum to compare streetscapes; traced how the land along the river developed; and interviewed residents, developers, and government officials to better understand who and what influences a city’s evolution.
Their photos and narratives capture a new snapshot of Washington, and offer an opportunity to discuss where the city might go in the next twenty years. Follow their process on our Facebook page (Studio 231) and Instagram feed (@Studio231). On August 5, join the National Building Museum at the exhibition’s opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The opening is free to attend, no registration required.