Final Outcomes and Reflection

In the beginning of this class I was really unsure on where I wanted to direct my main focus to. On one hand, I was interested with helping CELLA and fixing the LCM’s garden, but on the other I really wanted

Final Outcomes and Reflection

In the beginning of this class I was really unsure on where I wanted to direct my main focus to. On one hand, I was interested with helping CELLA and fixing the LCM’s garden, but on the other I really wanted

Semester Reflection

When I reflect on this last semester, I can’t help but to consider my entire experience here at The New School. Over the last two years, I have grown exponentially as a student, a professional, a friend, a peer, a confidant and

Semester Reflection

When I reflect on this last semester, I can’t help but to consider my entire experience here at The New School. Over the last two years, I have grown exponentially as a student, a professional, a friend, a peer, a confidant and

Crisis Mode

Together with Luke Hartstone-Rose, we designed an emergency response system executed through SMS-based dissemination to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines stay properly informed by their government’s and NGO’s response efforts. Through utilizing existing technology used widespread throughout

Crisis Mode

Together with Luke Hartstone-Rose, we designed an emergency response system executed through SMS-based dissemination to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines stay properly informed by their government’s and NGO’s response efforts. Through utilizing existing technology used widespread throughout

Take Away and Reflection

The main take away is relationship that I have built with Marie in Tacloban and Ali+Brit in Greenpoint. Although Marie wasn’t the best contact for the research, I got to be part of someone’s life and started to share life

Take Away and Reflection

The main take away is relationship that I have built with Marie in Tacloban and Ali+Brit in Greenpoint. Although Marie wasn’t the best contact for the research, I got to be part of someone’s life and started to share life

Class Conclusion

This class has proven invaluable to me, as I was able to learn from the many different ways of approaching the same topic that were expressed.  I feel that the nature of the course, which allowed each of us to

Class Conclusion

This class has proven invaluable to me, as I was able to learn from the many different ways of approaching the same topic that were expressed.  I feel that the nature of the course, which allowed each of us to

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Archive and Reflection

Key Take-Away: I should have spent a lot more time in Greenpoint, more time talking to Pastor Amy, and more time talking to my peers. I think my subjects of inquiry would have reached greater resolution if I had made

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Archive and Reflection

Key Take-Away: I should have spent a lot more time in Greenpoint, more time talking to Pastor Amy, and more time talking to my peers. I think my subjects of inquiry would have reached greater resolution if I had made

Reflection

During the semester I was able to learn a lot about different issues going on around the world, how to help solve these problems, how organizations work, and how to do research and work individually.   At the beginning of the

Reflection

During the semester I was able to learn a lot about different issues going on around the world, how to help solve these problems, how organizations work, and how to do research and work individually.   At the beginning of the

Tacloban Bracelet Making

Here are a few pictures from the bracelet making table at last Sunday’s Bazaar. Twelve bracelets were made using the magazine beads which proved to be quite fun to create. These bracelets are going to be sent with Jackie when

Tacloban Bracelet Making

Here are a few pictures from the bracelet making table at last Sunday’s Bazaar. Twelve bracelets were made using the magazine beads which proved to be quite fun to create. These bracelets are going to be sent with Jackie when

How Organized are Relief Organizations

Here is the link for our presentation.    http://prezi.com/qo2iiy83olsn/how-organized-are-relief-organizations/

How Organized are Relief Organizations

Here is the link for our presentation.    http://prezi.com/qo2iiy83olsn/how-organized-are-relief-organizations/

Cella Stakeholder Map

I had not posted  the stakeholder map of all the people involved in Cella and their deliverables.  I worked on it a lot, and had several meetings with Alison from February up until mid April. .

Cella Stakeholder Map

I had not posted  the stakeholder map of all the people involved in Cella and their deliverables.  I worked on it a lot, and had several meetings with Alison from February up until mid April. .

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Cella Poster

  I thought I posted this one earlier, but I guess I forgot to post… I delivered this poster for first Cella’s works shop which held in April.    

CELLA banner

Cella Poster

  I thought I posted this one earlier, but I guess I forgot to post… I delivered this poster for first Cella’s works shop which held in April.    

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Messiah garden FT

Community garden at LCM Field Trip: modified raised bed, planted pots and garden.

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Messiah garden FT

Community garden at LCM Field Trip: modified raised bed, planted pots and garden.

Relief aids to rebuilding the community

Final GP presentation posters

1- Stories of women in the Crisis.     2- Organisational problem/alternatives/perspectives in relief to rebuilding the community    

Relief aids to rebuilding the community

Final GP presentation posters

1- Stories of women in the Crisis.     2- Organisational problem/alternatives/perspectives in relief to rebuilding the community    

A Reflection

I came to this class not knowing what to expect. The independent nature of the class took me off guard and left me to my own devices, or rather, those of my classmates. In this class I have found that

A Reflection

I came to this class not knowing what to expect. The independent nature of the class took me off guard and left me to my own devices, or rather, those of my classmates. In this class I have found that

Gentrification and the Environment: Presentation Materials

Here are the powerpoint presentation slides with the visuals from my presentation. Click on the link below for a pdf version gentrification and the environment Materials consulted. Curran, Winifred, and Trina Hamilton. “Just green enough: contesting environmental gentrification in Greenpoint,

Gentrification and the Environment: Presentation Materials

Here are the powerpoint presentation slides with the visuals from my presentation. Click on the link below for a pdf version gentrification and the environment Materials consulted. Curran, Winifred, and Trina Hamilton. “Just green enough: contesting environmental gentrification in Greenpoint,

Bracelet Update

So, as you all know, we want to have a bracelet making/letter writing component connected with out Tacloban information. As I have been researching different materials, I have come across a few issues that I would like to get some

Bracelet Update

So, as you all know, we want to have a bracelet making/letter writing component connected with out Tacloban information. As I have been researching different materials, I have come across a few issues that I would like to get some

Cella Messiah Lutheran Community Garden

Today May 4th 2014, raised bed modified and planted eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes and swiss chards with Cella Team.

Cella Messiah Lutheran Community Garden

Today May 4th 2014, raised bed modified and planted eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes and swiss chards with Cella Team.

Participatory Budgeting in Brazil Favelas

Strategy Belo Horizonte-Lara article This is an article about Participatory Budgeting in Brazil. It brought tremendous changes into Favelas, which is unsettlement housing areas in Brazil. It is used in many areas of the world, the video is made in

Participatory Budgeting in Brazil Favelas

Strategy Belo Horizonte-Lara article This is an article about Participatory Budgeting in Brazil. It brought tremendous changes into Favelas, which is unsettlement housing areas in Brazil. It is used in many areas of the world, the video is made in

my friend Marie

As I research more and more about Tacloban and Yolanda effect through out the semester, I start to focus on how people at the location are doing. I wanted to be connected with people in the location and ask about

my friend Marie

As I research more and more about Tacloban and Yolanda effect through out the semester, I start to focus on how people at the location are doing. I wanted to be connected with people in the location and ask about

FAQs: Government’s immediate response to Typhoon Yolanda

Below is FAQ from the Presidential Management Staff and Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. It is interesting to look at it from Government side. Government knew this will be big storm, so prepared before hand however the preparation

FAQs: Government’s immediate response to Typhoon Yolanda

Below is FAQ from the Presidential Management Staff and Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. It is interesting to look at it from Government side. Government knew this will be big storm, so prepared before hand however the preparation

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Foreign aid transparency hub

Foreign aid transparency hub This is Philippines gov site that just launched version 2.0 on 25th April  reveals where all foreign aid goes. It is quite well organised, yet details are missing. Also all government embassy’s got user names and

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Foreign aid transparency hub

Foreign aid transparency hub This is Philippines gov site that just launched version 2.0 on 25th April  reveals where all foreign aid goes. It is quite well organised, yet details are missing. Also all government embassy’s got user names and

Workers Continue To Find Bodies Of Typhoon Victims

Workers Continue To Find Bodies Of Typhoon Victims The devastation continues of the typhoon in Tacloban. 

Workers Continue To Find Bodies Of Typhoon Victims

Workers Continue To Find Bodies Of Typhoon Victims The devastation continues of the typhoon in Tacloban. 

CELLA/Greenpoint

We need to find a way to express to the people of Greenpoint that their soil and land is infected and unhealthy without offending them and making their land seem lesser because they could take it in the wrong way,

CELLA/Greenpoint

We need to find a way to express to the people of Greenpoint that their soil and land is infected and unhealthy without offending them and making their land seem lesser because they could take it in the wrong way,

GreenPoint

Considering the warmer weather I believe that the foot traffic at the Messiah church will no doubt be increased although I don’t feel as if there is as much advertisement for this farmers market as there could be. If we were

GreenPoint

Considering the warmer weather I believe that the foot traffic at the Messiah church will no doubt be increased although I don’t feel as if there is as much advertisement for this farmers market as there could be. If we were

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Developing proposals for the LCM

Proposal to include reimagining the facade along with the logo as a full rebranding of the LCM’s identity within the neighborhood. I understand that the front lawn has all along been envisioned to have a community garden, however, the orientation

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Developing proposals for the LCM

Proposal to include reimagining the facade along with the logo as a full rebranding of the LCM’s identity within the neighborhood. I understand that the front lawn has all along been envisioned to have a community garden, however, the orientation

Bead Relief

Bead Relief is an organization that partners with non-profits to create a signature bracelet for them. Previously, I have worked with them through the Harold Robinson Foundation, a non-profit I work with back in Los Angeles that brings inner-city kids

Bead Relief

Bead Relief is an organization that partners with non-profits to create a signature bracelet for them. Previously, I have worked with them through the Harold Robinson Foundation, a non-profit I work with back in Los Angeles that brings inner-city kids

UN Typhoon Reports

The UN has done several reports regarding their actions plans and the funds that have gone into the project. Out of all the reports listed in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), I found that

UN Typhoon Reports

The UN has done several reports regarding their actions plans and the funds that have gone into the project. Out of all the reports listed in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), I found that

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LCM Branding

I’m continuing to work on the idea of branding the LCM in order to attract more residents/organizations to activate the space. LCM POSTER

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LCM Branding

I’m continuing to work on the idea of branding the LCM in order to attract more residents/organizations to activate the space. LCM POSTER

Are Charities Reliable? and Major Obstacles for Tacloban

Where does the charity actually go? Giving to charity doesn’t always mean that those in need will be on the receiving end of that money. The average American donates about $2,500 a year to charity, according to The Chronicle of

Are Charities Reliable? and Major Obstacles for Tacloban

Where does the charity actually go? Giving to charity doesn’t always mean that those in need will be on the receiving end of that money. The average American donates about $2,500 a year to charity, according to The Chronicle of

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Defining ‘community’ in Greenpoint

This week I am trying to funnel my observations and insights into criteria for further resolution. A speculative idea that came from this is proposing that the LCM create a logo or identity to promote it’s spaces for more activities

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Defining ‘community’ in Greenpoint

This week I am trying to funnel my observations and insights into criteria for further resolution. A speculative idea that came from this is proposing that the LCM create a logo or identity to promote it’s spaces for more activities

UNICEF Relief Reports in comparison to other

UNICEF has been making several efforts to help Philippines after the typhoon. After researching the various organizations that are currently sending aid to the country I realized that UNICEF was the only one how had accessible information reports that were

UNICEF Relief Reports in comparison to other

UNICEF has been making several efforts to help Philippines after the typhoon. After researching the various organizations that are currently sending aid to the country I realized that UNICEF was the only one how had accessible information reports that were

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What food brings people together?

Last week in class I had a very generative discussion with two other classmates while thinking about the problems the Church faces in attracting more people, bodies and concerns into the physical space of the Messiah, since they probably can;t

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What food brings people together?

Last week in class I had a very generative discussion with two other classmates while thinking about the problems the Church faces in attracting more people, bodies and concerns into the physical space of the Messiah, since they probably can;t

POTENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

I have contacted a small number of non-profits which provide support in regard to water and power supply infrastructure. So far I have not heard anything back, but I have provided links to the entities below for your reference and

POTENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

I have contacted a small number of non-profits which provide support in regard to water and power supply infrastructure. So far I have not heard anything back, but I have provided links to the entities below for your reference and

TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT HOUSING SOLUTIONS

IMMEDIATE SOLUTION CONCRETE CANVAS – Potential solutions for temporary housing utilizing reconstructed debris as structural framework.  See more at: http://www.concretecanvas.com/concrete-canvas/general/what-is-it/ I am awaiting a price quote on this material for individual family sized volumes (30 sqm) and community sized volumes

TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT HOUSING SOLUTIONS

IMMEDIATE SOLUTION CONCRETE CANVAS – Potential solutions for temporary housing utilizing reconstructed debris as structural framework.  See more at: http://www.concretecanvas.com/concrete-canvas/general/what-is-it/ I am awaiting a price quote on this material for individual family sized volumes (30 sqm) and community sized volumes

Tacloban Conference Call Notes

I apologize for how late this post is in regard to the conference call that took place between us and Tacloban, but here are some minutes to keep in mind as we push forward. Tacloban’s primary concerns right now are:

Tacloban Conference Call Notes

I apologize for how late this post is in regard to the conference call that took place between us and Tacloban, but here are some minutes to keep in mind as we push forward. Tacloban’s primary concerns right now are:

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I went to Greenpoint this weekend in an attempt to conduct fieldwork with hopes of running into other people from the class. I wandered in and out of the church, around the park, and through the neighborhood. After two hours

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I went to Greenpoint this weekend in an attempt to conduct fieldwork with hopes of running into other people from the class. I wandered in and out of the church, around the park, and through the neighborhood. After two hours

Article about crowdsourcing on mobile works

50463515093a985c0d-2 Hey Luke, and others. This is an article I got from DT student about crowdsourcing on mobile.

Article about crowdsourcing on mobile works

50463515093a985c0d-2 Hey Luke, and others. This is an article I got from DT student about crowdsourcing on mobile.

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Known and Unknown Susceptibilities

This week I was looking around for maps and related information that provide topographic data and information on susceptibility of regions to flooding and storm related damage- both produced after and before Haiyan. And information related to plans for relocation.

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Known and Unknown Susceptibilities

This week I was looking around for maps and related information that provide topographic data and information on susceptibility of regions to flooding and storm related damage- both produced after and before Haiyan. And information related to plans for relocation.

Tacloban’s Dependence on NGO’s, Hope for New Jobs and Unreliable Authorities

Since we narrowed down on what I should focus my research on in the previous class, Adriana decided to look more into the government in Tacloban and I am going to further my research in finding out more about the

Tacloban’s Dependence on NGO’s, Hope for New Jobs and Unreliable Authorities

Since we narrowed down on what I should focus my research on in the previous class, Adriana decided to look more into the government in Tacloban and I am going to further my research in finding out more about the

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Greenpointers Love Greenpoint

Trying to gather more insights. Spoke to residents/business owners, made some business transactions, surveyed some avenues. Next step is to review new insights (biggest being that residents new and old, love GP) with old insights and start to develop some

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Greenpointers Love Greenpoint

Trying to gather more insights. Spoke to residents/business owners, made some business transactions, surveyed some avenues. Next step is to review new insights (biggest being that residents new and old, love GP) with old insights and start to develop some

note from conference call 8th April

Hi, I was just on the phone with Jackie, Kim, Regina and Marie from Tacloban. I made a note from the phone call briefly, so if you have anything to add here please feel free!   People are going back

note from conference call 8th April

Hi, I was just on the phone with Jackie, Kim, Regina and Marie from Tacloban. I made a note from the phone call briefly, so if you have anything to add here please feel free!   People are going back

Missing links to Tacloban Reports

After viewing the Tacloban’s government website I realized that there was a lot of missing information.  I was looking at the news posted by the government and I noticed that the last post was from January 23, 2014.  It is

Missing links to Tacloban Reports

After viewing the Tacloban’s government website I realized that there was a lot of missing information.  I was looking at the news posted by the government and I noticed that the last post was from January 23, 2014.  It is

Tentative Plan

My hopes for my final project would be to assess church growth in an urban context and how and why certain church environment suffer and others flourish. My idea is to juxtapose two congregations: The Lutheran Church of the Messiah

Tentative Plan

My hopes for my final project would be to assess church growth in an urban context and how and why certain church environment suffer and others flourish. My idea is to juxtapose two congregations: The Lutheran Church of the Messiah