FASTAP – The final Step

From A Space To A Place

The Final Step: Out in the neighborhood: Implementation!

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The Marshall Middle School students in action:

After brainstorming and mind mapping, they decided to create a place where everybody could go and have a good time.

Here are some of their suggestions based on what they feel the community lacks: Benches, dog house, brick pattern for the ground filled with words of encouragement, hope, peace…

In the Northside, the project was finalized thanks to the hard work of the students, some members of the dedicated Texan-French Alliance for the Arts “From A Space To A Place” team (Marjon Aucoin, Sabrina Bernhard, Jakob Bressler, Noël Bezette-Flores, David Graeve,  Karine Parker, Hadia Mawlawi), ​and the support of the Northside community, including Go Neighborhood/Avenue CDC and Avance Houston.

 

 

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The Change Happens students in action:

After brainstorming and mind mapping, they decided on a public performance addressing social issues.

The students performed their educational rap poetry at Sunny Side Park as well as at the main stage of Discovery Green. In addition to these successful performances, the students’ poetry was published and featured in the first issue of ArtHouston, a magazine dedicated to arts of all disciplines.

In the Third Ward, the project was finalized thanks to the hard work of the students, some members of the dedicated Texan-French Alliance for the Arts “From A Space To A Place” team (Marjon Aucoin, Sabrina Bernhard, Jakob Bressler, Noël Bezette-Flores, David Graeve,  Karine Parker, Britain Venner), and the support of the community, including Rachel Dickson from Driven Theater, Sunny Side Park, and Discovery Green.

 

The vision of this project is to inspire the youth to re-imagine and improve their neighborhoods and public spaces, strengthening the connections between themselves and the places they share while providing tools for good sustainability practice and social/civic responsibility and engagement. This is always the common thread in all the activities that we engage in.

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