Green City Remix Opening Celebration
Hosted by: Green Building Alliance
May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmAdmission: Free
Celebrate the first youth designed exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The Opening Celebration will showcase an art installation crafted by cohorts of high school learners from seven area schools. The students spent several months exploring the 1940s Smoke Control Campaign, current air quality concerns, and social change strategies. The installation will feature archival sources remixed by the students to make a statement about change and the future of Pittsburgh.
Green City Remix is a new learning experience designed by Green Building Alliance and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Beginning in January 2017, the experience interweaves historical research, social change, and design.
Cohorts of high school learners from seven area schools will actively construct Pittsburgh’s environmental Smoke Control campaign through archival research, analyze it for social change strategies, and apply their knowledge to issues of importance to them. With the help of local installation artist, Danny Bracken, participants will remix what they learned into an installation that will be on display at the Heinz History Center.
Through this experience, learners will improve their historical thinking skills, build their critical understanding of change, and creatively visualize their learning with hands-on making.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the installation on Monday, May 22. Meet the student participants and learn more about the process they used as they designed, built, and installed the first youth-designed exhibit for the Heinz History Center.
photo: Ben Filio for The Sprout Fund