Ben Ledbetter presents an exercise in urban planning for the city of New Haven. He documents the development of traditional urban schemes and presents an analysis of the mercantile district. He later presents a series of smaller projects in New Haven. He describes his intention of collapsing public and private space within the neighborhood. He shows a project for a new headquarters for the Neighborhood Watch association.
Video Archive | Documentation (3)
Introduction by Margaret Crawford. Crawford discusses Morton’s recently published book, Transitory Gardens, Uprooted Lives, which documents the unexpected gardens maintained by homeless people in New York City. Crawford praises Morton for presenting these situations honestly, without aestheticizing homeless or framing the work as naive. Morton documents beauty, creativity and community within hostile urban space.
Morton discusses her systematic documentation of homeless communities in New York City through photographs and interviews. She describes homes created in Tompkins Square Park in New York City that echo elements of conventional suburban homes. She describes the pain inflicted when this community was demolished. Her documentation maps the migration of individuals through various homeless communities.